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»r KNi CMT or THE GAEL. 


Twe PROCESSION or T»t «'M''icBr*or tHt%**<NAf, 



" All fumiiVd, all in arnii. 
All plumed like Mtridgc*. that with ihe wind 
B«ici! likr coglcs, linving lately bntbcd. 
Glittering in golden conU, like ima{;e»; 
Aa Tull or ipiril A* llie month of May, 
And gorgeous m tlir 5un at Miditunmer." 


" LUtcn, lively lordlingi all. 
Lithe and liitcn unto mce, 
And I will tell of a noble carle, 
'file noblc»l earle in the north countrie." 


■' — — Stotlen, the cnstcl! all aboutin 
or nil iHiiner of myustroles 
And jeiloura that tellen lairs 
Both of wepyrig nnd of game. 
And of all that longetli unto fame." 

" With ilort of ladies, whose bright eyes 
Rain influence, and judge the prize." 

MONGST the long list of the Tournaments of ancient days, and the pageants of ancient and modern times, none has exeitcd more curiosity 
than the Tournament which %\as held in the park of Kglinton Castle, in the month of August. 1839. And it may be added, no pageant 
more fully gratified the high expectations which had been raised. This celebrated revival of the splendid feats and glories of the ancestry of 
the nobles and gentles of the land— of the dames nnd damoiselles of days long gone by, may be regarded as a magnificent illustration of the 
history of ancient chivalry: as a hving picture, on a grand and commensurate scale, of the warlike sports and pastimes of the great and good 
of the middle ages of England, and Scotland, and Ireland ; as a moving and animated panorama of the habits and customs of those who. in times 
past, dirt-cted the t-ncrgies of a great nation ; a tiibleau, elucidating the modes and manners over which 300 years have thrown their shadow, and presenting at one view, 
to more than 100,000 si)ectators. a graphic and an intelligible exposition of one of the most important pages in the narrative of antiquity. 

- all of high degree 

Who knighthood loved and deeds of chivalry, 
TliTong'd to the lilts, and eiivy'd to behold 
The names of others, not their own, cnroU'd." 

To the Earl of Eglinton the public are indebted for this gorgeous spccUicle : and the debt which is due to him from all admirers of the manly amusements and 
(boundless hospitality of the knight-s and barons of old ; from all who respect the valour and dignity of the aristocracy of (Ireat llritain; from all who venerate the 
institutions wliicli arc the origin of the present intelligence and refinement of the general community; and from all to whom female loveliness anil honour are interesting, 
is one which it will take long to repay, and which must be acknowledged with the most fervid devotion and thankfulness. 

No sooner was it rumoured, during the season of 183D, that a " Tournament" was about to be got up, and that preparations were being made for the celebration 
of it on the domains of a belted earl" in the Kingdom of Scotland, than all persons of good taiste, and rank, and fashion were on the gui vive. Those who wen- in London 
in the spring of 1839 must well remember the " sensation" which the rumour of such a thing excited. Intiuiries were being made everywhere, where intelligence could be 
gained, into the particulars of the reported fact, and, as soon as it was ascertained to be true, the most intense curiosity arose on all sides to be acquainted with the details. 

The Earl of E°Iinton, in order to carry out the views which he formed, and practically to illustrate the ideas he had conceived, from early reading and traditionary 
lore, of the real nature of a Tournament, resolved to spare no expense in the arrangements, but to have the whole conducted in a manner that should at once cvmce 
the correctness of his taste, the munifieence of his hospitality, and the cliivalric aspirations of his mind. The details of the preparations were confided to the Messrs. Pratt 
of Bond Street, who, from their acquaintance with ancient armour, their knowledge of the nature and use of ancient weapons, and their established reputation m the 
ordering of all ancient decorations, were better qualified than any other individuals in the kingdom to do justice to the conceptions of the noble earl, by whom their 
knowledge and talem.-* were put into requisition. The manner in which the whole of the details, consigned to them by the Earl of Eglinton. and over which he himself 
may be said to have presided, showed that this ver>- arduous task had not been put into the hands of incompetent persons. The great experience, unremitting attention 
to the most minute portions of the great whole, laborious patience and minute investigation requisite to make the Tournament a perfect imitation of the Tournaments of 
earlier days, directed and assisted by the fine taste and accurate judgment of his lordship, produced a result which has never been equalled either in the general grandeur 
of its conception and execution, in the correctness of its accessories, or in the impression which it made upon the fechiigs of the immense concourse of spectators 
by whom it was beheld. 

No pageant of any sort in modern times has equalled, in its extraordinary and admirable appearance, the procession of the knights, ladies, barons, men-at-arms, and 
retainers, from the gates of Eglinton Castle to the appointed lists in the park of that noble domain. It was not a theatrical representation got up for the hour, to 
captivate and deceive the eye, but it was an actual representation of a real event. The noble personages who were the most conspicuous in the gorgeous throng were the 
exalted, the brave, and the beautiful of the land ; the elite of a great empire, not personating in sportive mimicry the character of their illustrious ancestors, but in their 
own names, and titles, and characters, performing those parts for the time upon the gieiit stage of the world, which those ancestors had performed before them, and in a 
mauner, bringing back to Eghnton Castle the reality as well as the reminiscence of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. 

The " passages of arms" in the lists were something much beyond mere imiUitions of the ancient joust,— ihey were the joust itself, regulated by the laws of ancient 
chivalry ; and, though conducted with that good feeling, and that proper attention to security and to humanity, by which true nobles and true knights are ever distinguished, 
they were by no means ** child's play ;•" thrusts were given and received with the force and hardihood of the chivalry of the days of the Edwards and the I ienrys ; and. 
though to those who did not witness the "courses," it may be deemed an easy matter to contend in friendly rivalry with lance and sword, it is well known to all wlio 
were beholders of the conU-sts, that nothing but physical strength, activity, long practice in the use of weapons; and an admirable scat on horseback, united to personal 
courage and the power of endurance, could enable any candidate for knightly reputation to uniicrgo the trial to which these brave and noble genllcmeu were subjected. 

In the '■ mtlee." the strength, and skill, and horsemanship of the combatants were put to a severe trial. If the combat were not an actual struggle for life and 
death, it was a combat for honour and knightly reputation ; and, though restrained by the excellent rules laid down by Lord Eglinton, and admiriibly carried into effect by 
Sir Charles Lamb, the Kniglit Marshal of the Lists, to whom the highest praise is due, it was a contest in which many hard blows were given and received with such 
hearty good wdl and such unflinching courage, that no mere field-day warrior, or silken soldier, would have felt himself secure, even within the panoply of plaited mail. 

He who engaged in this warlike exercise was certainly — 

" Mo carpet knight lo trim, 
But ill close fight a champion grim," 

and one who. in his own person, and by his own prowess, bore evidence to the fact, that the descendants of the ancient nobility and gt-ntr)- of the three great kingdoms ol 
England, Scotland, and Ireland, have by no means degenerated from their brave and hardy ancestry. 


The motives of the Earl of Egliiitoii, ami the feelings and recollections of hi-, hoyliood ami youth, which operated to induce him lo plan and carry out this 
splendid Tournament, cannot be better explained than in the words of his lordship himself, uttered on the occasion of his health being drunk at the banquet, got up in 
honour of him l>y the inliuhitants of Irvine, on Tuesday, tlie 29th of September. 

After tlic usual loyal anil patriotic toasts had heen given, the chairman said the next tonst he had to propose, fortunately for him, required no preface " The health 

of the Karl of Kgliuton." ((irent applause.) He knew very well they did not come to hear him speak, and he should therefore not detain them, or offend the ears of 
the noble guest, hy attempting to rerai)itulate the numerous virtues and excellencies which so conspicuously adorn his character. (Cheers.) His lordship, he miglit 
shortly say, in his uniform deportment in private and in public, had gained a seat in tlu- affections of tiis countrymen such as had seldom fallen to the lot of any other 
nobleman ; and well might this he the case, for tnily there was a magnanimity and generosity of sovd, a great nobility of mind, which no language could descrihe, 
deeply engraven on the whole character and actions of the Karl of Eglinton. (Cheers.) He begged, therefore, to propose—" The health of the Honourable the Earl of 
Kgliuton, and long and happily may he live to he an ornament to the noble house which he represents, a kind landlord, and a blessing and an honour to the country 
with which he is connected." (Immense cheering.) The toast was drank with all the honours, and reiterated applause.—" There's nae luck about the house." 

Lord Eglinton, in rising, was received with renewed plaudits, and. when the cheering had subsided, his lordship spoke as follows 

Mr. Provost ami Gentlemen,— It is with feelings of no ordinary nature, that I rise to return you my thanks for the honour you have just paid me, and for the most 
gratifying manner in which it has been done. (Cheers.) It is, at all times, most pleasing to receive the approbation of those whose ajylause we covet ; and I will 
venture to say. that there never was an occasion on which it has been more unsparingly, or more cordially dealt out than at present, or where it has been bestowed on 
erne who felt more sincerely gratified for the kindness of which he is the object. (Cheers.) Whether it is the universal good wishes with which the moniing of my 
life was greeted by many of those whom I see around me, or the kind allowances with which my passage through it has been met ; whether it is the manner in which 
my late attempt to revive amusements which have heen so long laid aside, has heen met ; and last, though not least— whether it is the most gratifying occasion, where I 
see around me an assembly such as has seldom met to pay honour to any private individual— an assembly of those whom I honour and esteem as my friends, my 
neighbours and my fellow-countrj men — all contributes to render me most deeply grateful, and to make me unable to thank you in terms such as your kindness merits, 
or my own heart would dictate. (Loud and repeated cheers.) In this late attempt, I cannot but feel that I do not deserve the praises that have been bestowed upon 
me ; and I must ascribe the honour that has been this evening paid me, not to my own merits, but to the partiality which friendship engenders, and more particularly 
to the kind feeling which I have invariably met with from the inhabitants of this town. 1 cannot ascribe it to the Tournament, or to my conduct during it, but to a 
desire to seize upon the first opportunity which might occur of testifying your friendship towards me. (Cheers.) There is an additional source of gratification which I 
cannot help adverting to ; for. though unhappily it is, in these times, one which but rarely occurs, I most sincerely think it is a circumstance which is an earnest of 
future unanimity and good will. (Clieei's,) I rejoice to see that on this occasion all party feehng — all political rancour lifts been laid aside ', and seeing, as I do among 
my kind entertainers of this day, many who are opposed to me in politics, I feel that they must give me that credit which I most freely and gladly accord to them— the 
credit of conscientiously supporting that cause which I consider most advantageous to my countr)', without allowing it to interfere with my private friendship. If wc 
differ in our opinions we do not differ in our feelings towards each other— those feelings of kindliness which ought to subsist between man and man, and more especially 
between those whose views, whose country, whose interests are the same. (Cheers.) 1 need not. I trust, tell you that it was with no wish of bringing credit on myself, 
that I commenced the undertaking which has been the cause of this festival — that the marks of approbation which I have received arc as unexpected as they are 
undeserved. (Cheers.) In common with, I believe, a large proportion of my fellow-creatures, I have long looked hack to the age of chivalry with admiration, and rcrctted 
that the sports which distinguished it, as well as the courtesy and high feeling which were the principal features of the knightly character, now existed only in the page of 
history, or the legends of romance. (Cheering.) I have pored, when a boy, over the exploits of King Arthur, and the Kniglils of the Round Table, till I would have 
given up my bright hopes of future years for the grave that enclosed the glories of a Sir Tristram or a Sir Launcelot. (Great cheering.) In my later years, I have 
pondered over the pages of Froissart till I fancied I heard the clang of armour and the shrill blast of the trumpet calling me to the tented field- (cheers)— and I have 
awoke from my dream of chivalry, to find myself in a more refined, but a most unromantic age — (cheers)— where all but dull reality is scoffed at, and imagination must' 
confine herself to the cvery-day occurvences of modern life. (Cheers.) Can it he wondered at that I endeavoured to realize w hat was the dream of my boyhood, and 
the admiration of my riper years— that I wished lo see myself, and to show to others, llie sports of chivalry as much as the customs of our time would permit ? (Cheere.) 
Can it be wondered at, with these feelings, that, in spile of the difficulties which surrounded it. the danger urged by some, the folly attributed to it by nearly all— (no, 
no)— I have brought it to a conclusion— a conclusion which, though not such as my most sjuiguine hopes might have anticipated, still has gained the partial approbation 
of many of those who witnessed it, and has obtained for me the honour for which I have this day to thank you ? (Great cheering.) I am aware of the manifold 
deficiencies in its exhibition— more perhaps than those who were not so deeply intercNted in it ; I am aware that it was a very humble imitation of those scenes which 
my imagination had portrayed, but I have, at least, done something towards the revival of chivalry, and I have shown that the sports of a gentle passage of arms can 
he carried on in the present age, and without any serious danger. (Cheers.) I know (and none have felt it more keenly than myself) that the crash of knights armed 
witli weapons of destruction was wanting— that there was a tameness in the exhibition, when deprived of danger, which lessened its interest ; and the care taken to avoid 
It was perhaps greater than necessary, or than I myself intended, but it was the right side to err on, and I necessarily felt that it was incumbent on me to provide against 
any serious consequences arising to those whom I had induced to join me in the undertaking. (Cheers.) Assailed as I was on all sides — denounced as a prize-fighter 
hy some— (no, no, and laughter)— threatened with a jail by others, remonstrated with even hy those who had the power to put a stop to the exhibition of it altogether, 
it cannot bo wondered at that caution was earned almost to an extreme. I have, I believe, been censured for the waste of money, which might have been better 
bestowed upon religious or charitable purposes. I humbly conceive that I could not have more profitably emplojed it than in providing an innocent and interesting 
amusement which was open to all classes : and by bringing together a concourse of strangers, such as no other means would have collected,— causing an expenditure 
far exceeding what I could individually have been capable of, and which I trust has proved most beneficial to this town and the neighbourhood. (Great applause.) I 
cannot but hope that this attempt of mine will be followed, wheft I see the kindness with which it has been received ; and the enthusiasm which has been shown 
towards it hy the inhabitants of this town increases my confidence. (Cheers.) In the reign of King Edward HI. a passage of arms was proclaimed, in which the Lord 
Mayor of London and the Aldermen were to hold the lists against all comers. It was one of the best conducted and most chivalrous Tournaments on record, and the civic 
dignitaries were triumphant. It is further reported, that when the victorious knights were brought forward to receive the pledge of thoir valour, it was discovered that the 
King himself, his two sons, with some of his noblest knights, had occupied the place of the challengeri, and had earned glory for the London magistrates. It was, however, 
hy no means nnconnnon for the chief magistrates of towns to take an interest in, and even participate in these amusements ; and Sir William Walworth, a Lord Mayor of 
London, was one of the most valiant knights on record. May we not, therefore, hope that such examples Jis these will be followed ? May we not hoiw to witness such 
scenes as these enacted here ? May we not hope to sec my worthy friend the Provost don his armour, and hie him to the field, and to hail him as the victor in the lists of 
chivalry f (Greater laughter, and applause.) If. however, he prefers to follow the example I have cited, and should wish to win the smile of beauty by proxy, I beg to offer myself 
as a most willing, though unworthy substitute. (Checre.) If I am wrong in these anticipations— if the spirit of chivalry hiLs slept too long to be again awakened— if armour 

must no longer clothe the brave and free, but he gaped at only as the trophies of what our ancestors were, and what their descendants must no longer he still do I 

rejoice that the attempt bus lieen made, — not only because it has partially succeeded— not only because it has heen the means of obtaining for me kindness from all 
classes, such as I can never feci sufficiently grateful for, but because it has exhibited the character of my fellow-countrymen in a manner which can never be forgotten 
by those who witnessed it. (Cheering.) I was told beforehand that it would be necessary to have a strong force of constables to guard ;igainst the unruly proceedings 
of the multitude— that I ought to have the yeomanry called out. 1 was told that my parks would he destroyed— my trees pulled to pieces ; but I did not believe these 
forebodings— so the event has proved that I was right. I trusted to the good sense and good feeling of my fellow-countrymen, and most nohly did they answer to my 
confidence. (Cheers.) The extreme good order preserved hy that immense multitude— their good nature through the worst weather and |iarti«l disappointment— their 
patience through lung, though unavoidable delay- was such as I will venture to say was never before equalled, and rc(iuires to have been seen to be believed. It 
excited the astonishment, as well as admiration of all who spoke to me on the subject, and invariably drew forth a remark which I consider the most flattering compfiment 
wliich could he paid to the men of Ayi.shire : " This would not have been done anywhere else." (Much applause.) I felt pleasure before in boasting myself a 
Scotchman— I felt proud of my countiymen ; but that pleasure has been added to, pride has been increased by, their conduct on thb occasion. (Cheers.) It shows me 
that any want of unanimity which may luve arisen elsewhere has no existence here; and that, while the richer classes act honestly and friendly by their poorer 


countiTmcn. tliev will always (ind tlirm wliat I liavo found thrm— a contenUjd, an orderly, and n warm-hearted community. (Cheers.) Thorc arc few pt-oplo in my 
situation who arc so iiitimnlcly— bo exclusively coiinccttrd with their homes as 1 nm. Every interest I have— everything that I possess is centred here. I have no 
interest unconnected with the countr)- in which I dwell— I have no hopes of future happiness or future comfort except in the friendship and good opinion of those among 
whom my lot has been cast. (Immense applause.) It is, then, most gratifying to find that my conduct hitherto has been approved of, and to sec the hand of 
friendship extended towards mc by those whose friendship it has been the highest object of my life to gain. (lU'newed cheering.) Hound to my country before, by 
every tie of affection and of interest, I am now bound by the additional one of gratitude ; and I tmst that my future life will show that I in some dcgj'ee merit that 
good opinion which I am proud to think I now possess. (Clicei-s.) Once more I thank you ; and when I tell you that I feel most grateful for it, beheve me it is not 
the rnreless expression of one who thinks not of it, but the deep and sincere feelings of one who appreciates the kindness of which he has been the object. (Cheers.) 
Before 1 sit down, I must recpiest you to fill your glasses to a toast which you will have as much pleasure in drinking as I have in proposing—" The health of the 
Provost and Magistrates of Irvine, and prosperity to the Burgh." Descended as I am from those who have always been on terms of the utmost intimacy with the 
inhabitants of the town, I beg to say that I yield to none of those who hnve gone before me in my friendship towards them, and in my wishes for their welfare and 
happiness.— Mis lordshij) sat down amid loud and long continued applause. 

These military exercises wen; in existence at least as early as the times of the second race of the kings of France, as may be seen in the historians and chroniclers 
of those days. We are told by Nithart, that, in the interview between Charles the Bald, King of France, and his brother Louis, King of Germany, which took place in 
the city of Strasburg. the nobles' attendants, who formed the respective suites of these two monarchs, combated on horseback, to give proof of their skill in the use of 
the lance. Tlie Chronicle of Tours, however, attributes the invention of the Tournament to Gcofry, Lord of Preuilly, the father of another Oeofry, from whom sprung 
the noble race of the (founts of Vendome. This Geofry died in the year 10(i7, so that, if this account be correct, the Tournament was introduced eight hundred 
years ago ; but the fact is, that mention is made, by historians, of combats, similar to those practised at the Tournament, before the date of the lifetime of this worthy, 
and, therefore, the probability is, that to him the combaUujts were indebted rather for the coiie of regulations and laws by which the Tournament was governed, than 
for the invention of the martial pastime itself. From what the best authorities on this subject have advanced, we must confer the honour of having introduced the 
Touniament on the Normans, that is, on the Normans who ingrafted themselves upon the aboriginal Gauls, or Frenchmen. 

By Matthew Paris, the sports of the Tournament, the jousts, &c., are called, " Conflictus Gallia," — French combats. There is no question that these combats 
were introduced into this country by the Normans ; nor is any mention made of them until the year 1 UO, during the reign of King Stephen ; nor does it appear tliatany great 
Tournament was held in England before the year I UH, during the reign of Richard the First Sir Walter Scott, with that accuracy of description and fidelity to truth 
by which his writings are so eminently distinguished, has admirably depicted the great " Passage of .-Vrms," at Ashby de la Zoucb, in Leicestershire, which was held during 
the reign of this monarch; and, though the description there given partakes, almost necessarily, of certain modes and regulations of a later age, described in the pages 
of Froissart, yet it appears, from a close investigation to the works of antitpiaries, that the laws by which the combats of Tournaments were governed, received little 
alteration in the time that elapsed between the reign of the " Lion-hearted King," and the time of the warlike chronicler. 

The Tournament seems to have been introduced into Germany about the year 1136: it is true that Modius has given an account of Tournaments having 
been celebrated in Germany before that date, but his account is evidently a fiction, and not to be relied upon as historical testimony of the fact. 

The Tournaments celebrated at Constantinople during the times of the Crusades are confessedly borrowed from the inhabitants of Western Europe, and are 
of more recent origin than the Tournament of Tours. .lohn Catacuzene admits that these miUtar)' games were introduced for the first time into the Eastern Empire, 
in the year 1326, at the celebration of the nuptials of Anne of Savoy, daughter of Ame IV., Count of Savoy, and the youthful Andronicus Paleologus, the Emperor. 
However, Nicetas and Cinnamus affimi that the Tournament was known in the Ejistern Empire as early as the year 1145. 

The combats in the Tournament were instituted to make the knights and nobles acquainted with the use of arms; they were, conse(piently, not actual combats, 
but combats between persons professing friendly feelings towards each other ; we speak of the Touniament, properly so called, and of which this work describes the 
splendid revival by the Earl of Eglinton. Tliere were certainly instances in which the combats bccjime more serious, and in which the loss of life and limb was intended, 
and did take place ; these were the combats " « I'outrance." Of course, no revival of such scenes was intended in the noble sports at Eglinton Castle, nor were such 
things, correctly speaking, part and parcel of the Tournament, or recognised by its strict laws : they were the inteqwilations of barbarism and brutality — the abuses of the 
practice, and abuses for which the Tournament itself is not answerable. The weapons properly allowable at the Tournament were such as, without some unfortunate 
accident, against which it was diHicult or impossible to guard, could not cause any serious wounds or injuries to the combatants in the lists : both the lances and the 
swords made use of were blunted ; the " gliiivfs curfoh" as the name implies, were weapons for the practice of warlike sports amongst combatants who were only anxious 
to display their address, and who hud no feelings of feud or animosity which rendered the spilUng of blood a result or consequence to be ilesired. 

But. notwithstanding all the precautions taken to avoid accidents, it not uufrecjuently happened that the most fatal accidents arose, either from the excitement of 
the sports themselves, in which the blood of those engaged was stirred up too strongly for a mere display of skill, and the struggle for the mastery became too violent, 
or, as it sometimes happened, from fitting opportunities i)resenting themselves to those who had enmity towards each other, to avenge their supposed wrongs. Thus, 
Henry Knighton, when describing the Tournament which was held at Cliulon, in the year 1274, in which the English King Edward, with the English nobles and 
knights, tilted against the Count de Cbalon and the nobles and knights of Burgundy, says that so many were left upon the lists either slain, or wounded, or disabled, 
that the Tournament was after spoken of as the " little war of Chalon." The histories, indeed, of tliose days are filled with the relation of fatal accidents. Bobert, 
Count de Guines, lost his life in a Tournament, llohert of Jenisalem, the Earl of Essex, was killed at a Tournament in the year 1210. Florence, Count of Hainault, 
and Philip, Count of Boulogne and Clennont, were both killed at a Tournament held at Corbie, in the year 1223. The Count de Hollande was slain in the year 1234, 
at a Tournament held at Nimiguen. Gilbert, Earl of Pembroke, fell in the lists of the Tournament held in the year 1241, and John, Margrave of Brandenburg, lost his 
life in u Tournament, in the year 1269. The Count of Clermont was dreadfully wounded in a Tournament in 1279. In the year 1289, Louis, son of the Count Palatine 
of the Rhine, lost his life in the lists ; and in 1294, John, Duke of Brabant, was slain in a Tournament. But these instances, and many more, may be traced to the 
inexpertness of the combatants, the non-observance of the laws of the Tournament, and the concealed- ill-will which the combatants bore to each other. They by no 
means show that the Tournament, under proper regulations, is necessarily a dangerous, much less a deadly sport. Many lives have been lost in foxhunting, yet who would 
consent to see that noble and national recreation abolished? There is scarcely a manly sport, in the records of which it would not be to find numbers of distressing 
and even fatal accidents ; yet it by no means follows, that on that account the sport is to be abandoned. It may be affirmed, without fear of contradiction, and the 
affirmation will be corroborated by everybody who witnessed the Tournament at Eglinton, that, had the regulations by which Tournaments are governed been, on the 
occasions at which accidents of the fatal nature above adverted to. enforced with the perseverance, energy, and suavity by which they were enforced by Sir Charles 
Lamh, the Marshal of the Lists at Eglinton, no such accidents would have taken place, and the annals of the chivalry of former iiges would not have presented so 
sanguinary a transcript of manners. 

The want of the proper enforcement of the rules and laws of the Tournament caused many Papal bulls to be launched from the Vatican against their 
continuance, but in vain. The anathemas of the Iloman Pontifs could not restrain the love of noble pastimes in the breasts of men of noble birth and noble aspirations. 
Amidst all that was said and done at Rome to abolish the Tournament, Charles VI., in the year i:iHr>, held the fiimons Passage of Arms at Cambray ; and in the year 
1520, Francis 1. held his great Tournament on the plains between Andres and Guines — a Tournament called, from its splendour, the " Field of the Cloth of (iold," 
at which the English mfmarch, Henry VML, then in the meridian of his power and grandeur, "did battle" in the lists, assisted by all the chivalry of England, against 
the French monarch and his nobles and knights, in the presence of the rank and beauty of the two countries, and amidst crowds of spectators attracted frcmi every 
part of Europe to witness the feats of the best and bravest of both England and France. These warlike sports were contrived, planned, and regulated by no less a 
personage than Cardinal Wolsey, who may almost be said to have presided over the /f'-lcx, balls, masques, &c., by which the Tournament was distinguished. 

The fatal accident which occasioned the death of King Henry II., at a Tournament at Paris, in the year 1559, from a wound in the eye, inflicted by the lance of 
the Count de Montgommery, in conse<iuenee of the helmet of the monarch not being properly secured, for a time rendered these sports unpopular in France ; but in 
England they were still encourag<!d ; and, during tiie reign of Elizabeth, were both sanctioned and patronised by the royal presence. 

The following record will not he uninteresting to those who take delight in the history of the days of chivalry. It is extracted from the dissertations of the 
learned Du Conge on the history of Saint Louis, and is so characteristic of the subject, and so appropriate, that no apology is necessary for its insertion here. 


" Lp.riRK OF Defianci; to thf. Touhnav." dati-ti lilt. 
" We, Jolui, Duke of Bourbon, Count of Clermont, of Foix and of Lisle, Lord of Bcaujcu, Peer and Chamberlain of France, being desirous to relieve our idleness 
and iinliend oursL'lf, and to advance our honour by the measure of our arms, tliiiikinf; thereby to acquire renown, and the grace of which we are sL-rvants, have made a 
vow, and undertaken, accompanied by sixteen knights and squires of name and rank, to mt: Jacques de Chatillon. Admiral of France (he was killed at the battle of 
Agincourt, in 1H5); Jean de Challon (killed at Agincourt) ; the Lord of Barbazan (this distinguished chevalier was called 'the knight without reproach,* and was 
subsequently appointed to liead six French knights, in a combat fought between them and six English knights, in presence of the English and French armies ; he died in 
1432, and lies buried in St. Denys) ; the Lord of Chartel (killed at the siege of Pontoise. in 14*1); the Lord of Gaucort; the Lord de la lleuse: the Lord de 
Gamnches; the Lord de St. Kemi; the Lord de Monsurs ; Guillaume Bataille; Drout d'Asnicre ; the I-ord de ta Fayette; the Lord de Poulargues; the Lord 
Cannalct ; Louis Louis Cocher ; squires — Jean du Pont ; Louis Cochet ; that we will carry, each of us, on our left legs, a fetter lock, and a chain attached thereto — 
made of gold for those amongst us who are knights, and of silver for those who are esquires — every Sunday for two successive years, beginning with the Sunday next 
after the date of this our defiance, until we find an equal number of knights and esquires, of rank and arms without reproach, who will meet us altogether in the lists, and 
fight to the toutratiee, in such armour and harness as each shall jilease to wear, carrying lance, hattle-axe, sword and dagger. The foutrance to he until the one becomes 
the prisoner of the otiier. Those on our side who shall become prisoners to be released on giving a fetter lock to him by whom captured similar to those we wear. 
Those on the other side taken prisoners by us to be released, if knights, by giving each a bracelet of gold ; if sqnires, a bracelet of silver. And let it be known, that we, 
tlie Due de Bourbon, when we shall depart for Engliuid, or go before the judge appointed over tlie combat, that it sliall be certified to all our companions, that they shall 
be furnished with such letters from our Lord the King as shall be necessary for their license and leave in this affair. Done at Paris, the first day of January, in the year 
of grace 11-H." 

This document is one of the most curious vestiges of the days of chivalry. The combat, to use the phrase of modern times, never " came off," in consequence of 
the intervention of the battle of Agincourt, in which many of the intended combatants were slain. The brave Duke of Bourbon WiLs himself taken prisoner at that fatal 
fight, and brought to England, where he died, after an imprisonment of nineteen years. 

The Tournament at Eglinton was a revival of these sports. It was, since the grand display of the " Field of the Clotli of Gold," the most magnificent pageant 
that F-urope has ever witnessed. Not only were the cond)ats of the Tournament revived — not only were the joust, the melee, the fight at barriers with the two-handed 
swords, the feats of archery, and all the minor sports by which such festivals were distinguished; hut there were the banquet, the endless display of magnificence and 
wealth, the inextiaustible hospitality of ancient days, again displayed in the baronial halls and apartments of the castle ; the ball, the dance, the music, and the minstrelsy ; 
and all this adorned by the beauty, and the rank and fashion of the greatest empire in the world, regulated, directed, and carried into all its details by the munificence 
and admirable taste of the noble earl who presided over all ; and to whom the thanks of all, and the gratitude of all are due. for the affording a spectacle which, 
to say the of il, can never be surpassed for munificence and grandeur by any other pageant whatever. 

Tlie rules of the joust, and of the " m^lee," were so excellent, and so closely in accordance with the rules of ancient days, that it would be a great omission not to 
present them liere. They were as follows : — 


1. No knight to be permitted to ride without having on the whole of his tilting pieces. 

2. No knight to ride more than six courses with the same opponent. 

3. It is expressly enjoined by the Earl of Eglinton, and must be distinctly understood by each knight upon engaging to run a course, that he is to strike hiv 

opponent on no other part than the shield ; and that an title'mt made elsewhere, or the lance broken across, will be judged foul, and advant.ige in the former 
course forfeited. 

4. Lances of eipjal length, substance and quality, as far as can be seen, will he delivered to each knight, and none others will be allowed. 
In default of the lances being splintered in any course, the judge will decide for the atttritit made nearest to the centre of the shield. 

L To break the most lances. 

2. To break the lance in more places than one. 

3. Not to put the lance in rest until near your opponent. 

4. To meet point to point of the lances. 

5. To strike on the emblazonment of the shield. 

0. To perform all the determiru-d courses. 


1. To break the lance across the opponent 

2. To strike or hurt the horse. 

3. To strike the saddle. 

4. To drop the lance or sword. 

5. To lose the management of the horse at the encounter. 
0. To be unhorsed— the greatest dishonour. 

All lances broken by striking below the girdle, to be disallowed. 

To break tlie lance in many pieces. 

Two blows to be given in passing, and ten at the encounter. 

These rules were scrupulously adhered to ; and to the firmness, tempered with the most knightly suavity of manner, of the Knight Ntarshal. is to be ascribed the 
avoidance of anything by which the haniiony of the occasion miglil have been iuten-upted, from the too great excitement of the moment, or the occurrence of accident*, 
which a relaxation of his authority niiglit have produced. 

In the description with which each plate is accompanied will be read a minute account of the various parts of this great event, that il was deemed uiuieressary to 
place in the introductory portion. It will, however, it is submitted, be proper in this place to give tlie programme of tlie procession to the lists as olficially set lorth by 
the high functionary who presided. 

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■MEj<£ ecu M'iSO M g OVRWKMeMG |: 

(32.^ uD'uSj ^i/ UJ ■=> ^ 



In full Costume — thr Tn 

In Demi-SuiU of Ariiioiir. 

mpcta nnd Rniiiicre cmblnKoiu-d with llie Arms of tlic Lord of 

ihp Tounioiiieiit. 

In Costumus of Blue niid White, on foot. 
AUt-ndanls on foot. 

iiliroiilon-d Titbiini. 

In emblazoned Surcoau. 

Holberdicn of Lord Eglinton. 

Two Men at Arrm of the Knight Marshnll of the Liata. 

Zt)t JSnatti of tt)t Cotiniamrnt, 

In his Tabard, riiblj' cnibliuom-d with finblciimtital di-vircs. 

In Demi-Suits of Amour. 

On foot, in the Livcrj of the Lord of the Touniamcnt, currj ing Halbcrd.s. 

<@fficcr of tije li^albcr&tcrd. 

On hor8rbii<:k, in n Suit of Demi- Armour, witli j ^'ilt Parti&on. 


On foot, c'lrrvlnj* hinvy »ti'rl Itiitlle-axcs. 

€l)t S»He of ipcace, 

(Ldki) Saltoun,) 
In iixs Kohet, and bearing a Wand, on a Horse richly capariBODed. 

Halites Visitors* 

Lady Montooherie. 

Mit. E. PcKCit'SUN. 

Miss Mahoksson, Lady Sauaii Saville, Miss Macdonald, 
On ilorse* taparisoncd with Blue and \VTiite Silk, embroidered with Gold and Silver, each led 

Sir William Dok. 


a Costuini- of thi-ir Colours. 

iStnififjt-^arsfjal of tfjc m$t$. 

, Haki. 

Loitn (!nr;L*t;, 

(SiK C, 

ill » rich mbroidertd Suicuat, and (.-mbowied and gill Suit of 

Anuour, his Horse richly caparijwncd. Gkoom, 

Major M'Dowal. 

In Conuniea of hit Colours, Blue, White, and Gold. 

In the Livery of hi* Colours, with tlieir Hnlberdi. 

Zfit ItiiiQ of tije Coticnament, 

(MAnoui:» OF LoNDONDeKitv,) 

Halberuikr. V*^'"'^* "'^ ^'"'"ng Coronet, n^^„g„p,„, 

hit! lIor*c richly eapuriMoncd. 

H. luviNi:, E««. 

In Livcrica. 

In Coxtumes n hi Kobm Hood. 
Captain Grahamb, of Glbnny. 

Lady Gboroiana Douqlas. 
MisH E. Fekousbon. Kilkerran. 
Miss M'Lbod, M'Leod, 
Misses Hamilton, Bkllribli;. 


TIlc HoNOltllAUI.K MlSH ('Aim AMI, 

Miss HoMsoN CnAVPVRn, CiiAi:M'nnLANu. 
MiNs FARQt/HAit Gray, GiLMiLsrHorr. 
Misses Hamilton, Sundhum. 
Miss Helen Houston. 

Miss Hunter. Dooniiolm. 

1Et)t <aneen of 33cautB, 

(Lady Seymour,) 

In a rich Costume, on a Horse richly capariioned ; her Horse led by two Noblemen. 
The Marquess of Douglas. The Marquess of Abercorn. 


III rich CoKlunies. 

Countess of Ciiarlevillk. Mrs. Garden Camphei-l. 

Lady Jane Hamilton. Miss Upton. 

In Costumes of her Colours. 
Esqatrt. tsqmrr 

James Graham, Em. 

Hon. F. CiiAiiTERis. 

In Costumes of Lincoln Green, Black Velvet Baldrick, Rondelle, &c. 
Leading the Hones of the Ladies ,\ttrndant on the Uucen. 

Claude Alexaxder, Esq. 

Lord Kelhurne. 
Sir Robert Dallas. 
Captain Blair. 
Stuart Hay, Esq. 
J. Bhownluw, Esq. 
— Hamilton, Esq. 
Captain Blane. 

A. Cunninoiiau, Esq. 
C. S. Buchanan, Esq. 
Sir a. Hamilton, Bart. 


J. Burnett, Esq. 


Gkoroe Rankin, Esq. 

(Ma. M'Ian,) 

In u characteristic Costume; bcuriiig hit Sceptre; on a Mule, caparisoned and trapped 
with Bells, Sec. 


retainers of the lord op the tournament. 

In Liveries of htn Colours. 

Man ai Arms, 
In Half-Annour. 

ll.iriie by ii Man at Amis. 

Man at Arms, 
In Half-Armour. 

Zi)t Horn o{ ti)t tTotu-nament, 

{The Eafil uv Ehmston,) 

Groom " "'^ff"'^ Armour, ridily ehajted; on a barbed Charger, Groom 

Caparisons, &e., of Blue and Gold. 

Cbr Vanntr, 

Borne by Lord A. Seymour. 

F. Cavendish, Esq. 


G. M'DouAL, Esq. 



In LiveriCR of hi* Coloun. 

Man at Ahm*. THK GONFAI^ON. Man at Aums. 

In Hiilf-AniKiiir. Horne by a. Moii iit Arum. In Half-Armour. 

Zi)t WiiMifyt of tf)6 <!?rtfKn, 

rim r:*Hi, or r(.*M N.) 

1)1 II Suit of eiigr;ivid Milniuw Armour, iiiliiiil with Golit. on » barbed 
CharKer, Mpurixmeil, &c., in Scnrlpl. While, and (iold. 

Tilt Hon. I". Chavkn. 

Vt* Uflnnrr. 

Bornp hy a Mnn nt Armi, 
in Half-Artnour. 

Thk Hon. F. Macdonalo. 

Man at Arms, 
In Hnlf-Armour. 

Arabian )9b[)tlf'in> 

Lord Imorhtiiik, 


In Livt^rics of his Coloun. 

Dome by n Man ill Amu. 


R. Mandf-villi:, Esg. 

Man at Arms, 
In Half-Armour. 

C. Price. Esg. 


G room. 

Z\)e ISiniQfjt of tf)e £)i'agon, 

iTiiK Makudo^ oi Wailkiukd.) 
In n Suit of poli*iir(l niifl fluted (ii-rmon Armour, on a barbed 
Cbsrger ; Capari«ona, Sic, Black and White. 

Lord John lltRRtFoRD. ilorrn- by u Mjih .it .\rm». Mark Whyte, Esq. 

Siquiif, C»quirt, 
Sir Charles Kent, Bart. J. L. Ricardo, Eiq, 


Man at Arms, 
111 Haif-Annour. 



Itfrnr by u Man .,t Arr.i., 

Man AT Arm<<, 
In Half-Annuur. 

Z\)t UniQf)t of U)i 9Slactv S,ton, 

(VistouNT Aliiikii.) 
in a Suit of polislu-d steel Armour, on « Chnrger ; Caparisoiw, 

TiiK Hon. C. II. Cust. 

Man at Arms, 
In Hulf- Armour. 

Ae., Ulue and White. 
Zbt DaRntr, 
Home by iL Man at Arm*. 

Borne by a Man nt Anns. 

Zt)t UniQfjt of (Sacl, 


T. U. Gascoigne, Esq. 

Man at Arms, 
In Half- Armour. 


jjij^i^y In a Suit of polished »tccl Armour, on a barbed Charger; Groom 

CapariMins, &c., of Green, lllue, and Crimson. 
Attended by the Atiiqi.l !Ii<tiii.ANDER!i, 
Commanded by The Hon. Jamf.h I'LANTAnF.NP.T Murray, John Murray Drvuuosd, E»g 
and CitARi.Ks IIoMF. Drummohd, E^Q. 

Sir David Pijmias, Bart. Dome by a Man at Anns. 

John Bal>our, Esg. 

M,»N AT Arms, 
In IIolf-Arinoiir 



Man at Arm*, 
In Half- Armour. 

Zi)t XtntoOt of tijt ]9o[i)i;<n, 

(Eahl or Cassilis,) 
In n Suit of polished steel Armour, inlaid with Gold, on a 
boibed Charger; Caparisotu, Ac, Scarlet, Black, and White. 


ll..r.i.- li_> V. M/in at Anns. 

Ziit UiU^\)i of tfje Uanxy 

(Tut: Hon. HtNiiv Hai.l Gaoi;,) 
Groom " of P'>li»l'*'d s'"-**-'! Armour, on u biirbed Chatt;er ; 

Caparisun*. Sec, Blue, While, and Crimson. 

Ctqultr. et)r Bnanrr. Eiqui 

R. Murray. Eng. Borne by a Man nt .\rm», R. Fr.Riitssi 

Man at Arms, 
In Half-Armuur. 

Bon.e by u M,.i, .il Aruv 

Man at Anus, 
In Half-Armour. 

Zf)e )3Iacft Unim, 

(WAi-rru l.niLE Gu.Moi k. Esq.,) 
Without F-squiro or Retainers, and witli no Device on bin Sliield ; clothed in a Suit of 
bluck Armoi4(, and mounted uu a black Horse, richly caporiioiwd. 

1Rt)e ?Stnifl]bt of tt)E Stoan, 

(Thf. Hus. Ei.waui. Jf rmn<.iiam.) 

Groom * '^"'^ polished steel Armour, on a barbed Charger; Groom. 

Caparisons, &c., Crimson and ^liitc. 

'^mvin, Tbt VanntT, Esqvlic, 

Caitain Stki-iiensok. Borne by a at Arms. (iarden Campoell, Esq. 


In Liveries of his Colours, 
In emblazoned Costum<.>s, bearing Halberds. 

Borne by ii Man nt Arms. 

%tiii6l)t of ti)t (Somen ILion, 

(jAMr.i Of.iLvii: Faiklif, Esq.,/ 

In a Suit of richly irilt and emblazoned Armour ; Caparisons, 
(iroom. ' " ^ 

&e.. Blue and Crimson. 

Man AT Arms, 

In Half-Armour. 

Captain Fubves. 

Tbi Saann, 

Borne hy C. Cox, Esu. 

Man at Armh. 
In Half-Armour. 


Captain I'ettai. 

halbbrdikrs. retainers. 

Th* Uaantr, 

Borne Viy H. CRAwruRO, Esq. 

mje ItniQtt of tf)e mwe ^o$e, 

(rHAilLls LVMU. E-Q.,; 

In a Suit of polished steel Amiour, on a burbed Charger; Cdporixous, &c.. 
Bluu and Gold Lozenge. 
Attended by the Archer Guard, in the costume of their Knight; 
Cfqufrt. enptsla, Csqultr. 

J. Gordon, Esq. Patrick Goiidon, Esq. W. Campbell. Esq. 

(iHOOM. (iROOM. 


Hume by M.ui at Arms. 

Zi)t Unigfyt of tfje ^umtng Zonaysv, 

(Sir F. Hopkins, Bart.,) 
„ In a Suit of polished *tcel Armour, on a Charger ; Caparisons, 0»ooM 

&c.. Bl,>ck and Gold. 
Zit Daann, 
Borne by • Man at Anns. 



Horn, hy :i Mm ,H Amis. 

Z^t l&nigfyt of tt)e Uost, 

(R. Lf.chmbrk, Esq.,) 
In a Suit of Huted Germui Amiour, on a barbed Charger , 
Capari»on», &c.. Sciirb t iind Wliile. 

Zbt Daaarr, 
Dome by Corbet Smith, Esq. 
C. CoBRV, Esq. 

Xtnig^tS Visitors, 

Prince Louis Napoleon Bo.vArARtt, 



The Dukb or Montrose. 



Count Esterhazy. 



Viscount Pkrhiony. 


FiTZH arris. 

Lord Maiustonii. 




In charoclcriitic Coilujiiv,, oil foot, cnch bearing a two-handed Sword on his right shoulder. 

With Hood, and Uowi. 

In hi. Coitume of Office, bearing his Wand. 

In Coktuines, on horaeback. 


In CiMluine. of Oflice, each bearing hi. Kejr. 




" The neighing of the generous horse was hranl. 
For battle by the busy groom prcparwl. 
Rustling of harness, rnttling of tlie sliioUl, 
Clattering of Brmour, furbisli'd for tlie field, 
Crowds to the ('iLitle, tiiourited up tho street. 
Battering tlic eaiiscway witli their coursers' feet ; 
The greedy siglit might there devour the gold 
Of glittering arms, too dazzling to behold : 
And polislrd steel that cast the view luiide ; 
And crested morions, with their plumy pride. 
Knights, with a long retiinie of their squires, 
In gaudy liveries march, and quaint Attires. 

One bore the helm, another held the lance : 

A third the shining buckler t)id advance. 

Tlie courser paw'd the ground with restless feet. 

And snorting foam'd. and champ'd the golden bit. 

The smiths and annourers on palfreys ride, 

Files iu their hands, and hanunera at their side. 

And nails for loosen'd spears, and ihongs for shields provide. 

The yeomen guard the way, in seemly bands; 

And clowns come crowding on, witli cudgels in their hands." 


Y one o'clock on the appointed cl;iy — clay lliat will Iiniif Ix- rcnicnihcrcd, not only in Scotland, but throughout most parts of 
England, Ireland, and U ales, all nf which sent tiieir cliivalrouN levies to tlie great " Passage of Arms," 

" And noble minds of knights aUied were 
In brave pursuit of cliivalrous emprise," — 

the trumpets sounded to iiorse, and tlir procession (o the lists began to form in front of the Castle. It was such a scene as has been 
seldom witnessed iii modern days, but it was one that brought before tlie eyes of the lliousands of spcctittors iissembled in the park, a living transcript 
of a glorious age. All was bustle, excitement, and animation — 

" Arms on armour clashing, bray'd 
Horrible discord." 

The procession was formed without confusion, and a celerity tliat sliowed linw well the repeated driUings of the knights and escjuires, during the 
spring of the year, in the tilting ground north of the New Road, iia<l trained them for actual service, and liow excellently the arrangements, under the 
orders of the Marshal of tlie Lists, were carried into execution by the Dejnity Marshal, and their subordinate oflicers. 

This Plate represents the procession setting out from the Castle to the Lists, and is as faithful a representation of the commencement of tlie 
spectacle as can be well imagined, or as the art of drawing can convey of an actual scene. On the left of tlie Plate is seen a group of men-at-arms, 
four abreast ; they carry the formidable lances used in the wars of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries, by the European soldier,-, and 
still used in warfare by the natives of the north-eastern countries of Europe, and by the native military of many parts of Asia. Tliese men are 
sheathed in steel, but it will be seen tlmt their armour is not of the same kind as that worn by the knights or esquires; neither are they furnished 
with swords, such weapons being, on tlic occasion of tournaments at least, considered supertUious, It will also be seen that they have no surcoaLs ; 
the surcoat being, properly, tlie garment of a knight worn over his armour, anti emblazoned with armorial bearings, or the device by whicli the knight 
is to be known or recognised. The trumpeters, who follow next in tlie procession, are in the rich costumes of the days of chivalry, but wear 
neither helmets, back or breast plates. On foot are the Deputy Marshals of the Lists, whose ofhce is to keep order, and attend to the details 
of the arrangements of the Marshal of the Tournament, and see that all the regulations are obeyed to the letter. On this occasion, the Deputy 
Marshals did their dutj^ in an admirable manner, and performed a very difHcult and complicated task in a way that gave universal satisfaction. 
On the right on the Plate, this portion of the procession is brought up by the Eglinton Herald and his Pursuivants, habited in the costly costumes, 
or tabards, by which such functionaries are distinguished, and which are peculiar to their office. 

" The pursuivants came next. 

And, like the heralds, each his scutcheon bore." 

In the back ground of this Plate tlur battlements of Eglinton Castle are seen distinctly. The present edifice is not of great antiquity : 
it is, indeed, a compapdlively modern edifice, not more than forty years Ixring elapsed since it was completed, under the directions of the grandfather 
of the present Earl of Eglinton. It is built upon the site of the ancient Castle, upon a spot of ground that rises a little above the Park by which it 
is surrounded. The Park itself is nearly a flat, though beautifully diversified by gentle undulations and slopes, and nobly wooded by large forest 
trees, and watered by the river Lugden, across a bridge, thrown over which stream, the whole procession passed in its way from the Castle to the 
Lists. The Castle consists of a circular Keep, around which are drawn four curtains, uniting towers at their angles, and pierced with windows, by 
which the apartments are lit. Tlie interior is exceedingly commodious, uniting, in a great degree, the notions of feudal grandeur, with the more elegant 
refinements of modem taste, and the requisition of modem habits and customs. There is a noble collection of warlike weapons, and many relics of 
antiquit)', which prove at once the fine taste of the noble owner, and iiis patriotic recollections and atlection for the honour and the glories 
of his native country. 

The frame of the Plate is formed by Cupids, witli lances and swords, emblematical of the influence possessed by the god of love over 
the rougher energies of the warriors, and tlie devotion due from knights and esquires to tlie fair dames and damoisels of the age of chivalry. 
The WTeaths are arabesque, and are emblematical of victory and love. 



The Casllf gates oiit-poiirctl liglit-nrmcd troops, 

In coats of mail iind miliUtry pride ; 

In mail their horses riati, yet fleet and stroiip;. 

Prancing their riders bore. 

The field all iron cast a glenniiiig brown. 

Nor wanted clonds of foot, nor on each horn 

Cuirassiers, all in steel, for standing fight, 

Sucli forces met not, nor so bmvc a camp. 

When Agriean, with all his northern powers, 

Besieged Albraeca, as romauccR tell. 

The city of tiullapbronc, from whence to win 

The fairest of her sex, Angelica, 

His davighter, sought by many prowesl knights, 

Both Paynim and the peers of Cliarlemain, 

Such and so glorious was their chivalry!" 


I I isr. to the left of tliis PInte is :t portion of the band on horsebark, ami next to tlieni are tlie halberdiers of the Karl of 
K^linton : tltey are on foot, and form the body-guard of the lord of the Castle within the walls. The h:dbeniiers arc a sort 
ol guard of ^l;lte, as well as of active war, kept up in former days by the greater barons of the realm : they were generally 
picked men, and to them was intrusted the immediate protection of tiie person of the noble by whom they were retained. As 
is described in the Plate, their garments were embroidered with the arms of him wliom they served. The halberds or 
weapons with which they aimed are tremendous instruments of warfare, and capable of inflicting tlie most deadly wounds ; these weapons are also 
adapted for repelling an attack in passages, corridors, gateways, and narrow avenues and approaches, and, when used by resolute men trained to 
their use, will keep at bay a vast body of assailants, and prevent all ingress to the inner apartments of a castle or fortress. It was with weapons of 
this sort that the halberdiers, who form the body-guard of the Queen of Spain, and who are stitioned within the palace, defended the bedroom of her 
most Catliolic Majesty on tlie occasion of the late attack, and succeeded in repulsing the insurgents from the palace and securing the safety of their 
mistress. The dresses of the halberdiers represented in this Plate are very appropriate; they are embroidered with the arms of the Earl of Eglinton, 
which will be described hereatter. The halberdiers are followed by a group of men-at-amis in morions and breast and back-plates of polished steel, 
having drawn swords in their hands, and wearing bull' boots, made of strong leather, of the scventeentli century, instead of the steel greaves of an 
earlier age. iiooLs of this sort are of great strength, the butV, or leather, being frequently so tough as to resist a sword cut. It will be observed, 
that these men have swords, and are not armed with lances. This departure from the usual mode of arming is allowable, and was adopted for the 
purpose of showing the great diversity of arra.>i made use of at the Tournament. They are followed by two of the retainers of the Knight Marshal 
of the Lists, in the warlike costume of the sixteenth century, or early part of the seventeenth. 

The devices around the Plate represent Cupids, with military weapons and musical instruments, emblematical of the union of Mars with 
Venus, and of the influence of music both to arouse to war and soothe to peace. 



^iv COarles inoiitoltcu lUmb, 33aronrt, BiUgDt iBarsfjal of tf)e m$t$* 

" Not long I hiul o!)servc(i, "lien frnni afar 
I lu-anl a sudden sympliony of war ; 
The nei{,'liiiig coursers, and tlu^ soldiers' cry, 
And sounding tmmps that seeni'd to tear the sky : 
I saw, soon after this, behind the fjrove 
From whence llic ladies did in order move, 
Come issuing out in arms a warrior train. 
That like a deluge pour'd upon the plain ; 
On barbed steeds they rode, in proud array." 

" To tell their costly fijmiture were long, 
The summer's day would end before the song. 

" The trumpets issued, in bright mantles drcss'd, 
A numerous troop. 

" .\nd at each trumpet was a banner bound. 
Which, waving in the wind, display'd at large 
Their masters' coat of anns, and, knightly charge. 
The chief about their necks the scutcheons wore. 

*' Next these of kings-at-arms a goodly train 
In proud array came prancing o'er the plain ; 
Their cloaks were cloth of silver mix'd with gold. 
The pursuivants came next, in number more, 
And, like the lieralds, each his scutcheon bore. 

" The henchmen were for every knight assign'd. 
All in rich liveries clad, and of a kind. 
The foremost held a helm of rare device — 
A prince's ransom would not pay the price. 
The second bore the buckler of his knight ; 
The third of cornel wood a spear upright. 
Headed with piercing steel, and polish 'd bright. 
Like to tlieir lords their equipage was seen. 

" At length there issued from tlie grove behind. 
A fair assembly of the female kind." 

CiiAUCiiK, DY Dhvi)i:n. 

UES.SEl) in the rostunic of tlie hiilberdiere of the Kniglit Marsluil of the Tournament is seen a group of hardy retainers 
of tlial important functionary. 'I'hey are to the left hand of the Plate, and close to them comes the herald of the Knight 
Marsluil in his splcndicl tabard, attended by a trumpeter. A standard-bearer, witli tlie banner of Sir Charles Montolieu 
haini). follows : on the baniuT the arms of the baronet are emblazoned. Lord Clielsea and Major Mac Doual, the Estjuires 
of the Knight Mar>lial, atconipaiiied by Sir ilu^h Campbell, follow next. Ladies attending the Tournament are then seen on liorseback, clothed in the 
elegant co-*tiimes of the age of Klizabetii and Mary Queen of Scots : the dresses are of velvet, trinnned with ermine, and the caps tin- tasteful head-gear 
of tlie end of llie sixteenth century. The ladies represented by the painter are Miss Mac Donald, Lady Sarali Saville, and Miss Margesson. After them 
comes Lord Sidtoun, the .ludge of Peace, an imporUmt otlicer at all 'I'ournanusnts, and whose duty it was to maintain peace and decide between dis- 
putants. His lordship is habited in the mbes of his office, with cap and plume. This nobleman, Alexander (Jcorge Traser, is Maron Saltoun of Abernethy, 
and sits in the House of Lords as a representative peer of Scotland. He succeeded to his title as sixteenth baron on the death of his father, 
in 1793. He is a colonel in the army, Companion of tlie Bath, a Military Knight of Russia and Austria, and was an aide-de-camp to his late 
Majesty \\ illiam the Fourth. The pages on foot of Lady Montgomerie follow. Sir William Ihinry Don of Ncwtondon, in the county of Uerwick, liart., 
and Frc(l<;ric!k William lirown Fergusson, Es(i., eighth son of Sir James Fergusson of Kilkemm, in Ayrshire, Bart., by his second wife, Henrietta, 
second <laugliter of lli<- celebrated conciueror at Camperdown, Admiral Lord I )uncan. The lady seen between the pages is the Lady Montgoraerie. 

Sir C:harh's Montolieu Lamb, the Knight Marsha! of tlu^TourniUuent, with a posse of halberdiers, is seen on tlie right hand of the Plate. The suit 
of armour worn by the honouralile baronet was one of the most splt-ndid and elaborate displayed on the occasion. The representiition in the Plate is 
correct even to the minuter details. It is what the armourers call a " deini-suit." The workmanship is Venetian. Tlie horse, which the Knight 
Marshal manages with the skill and t;race of an experienced horseman, is n-presented asiirmed with the chanfroti and nianefure, precisely as he 
appeared in the Lists. 

Nothing could have been more Judicious than the apjiointment of Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb to the office of Knight Marshal of the Tournament, 
and notliing could have been more admirable than the manner in which he discharged the very onerous duties which devolved upon him, Ilis perfect 
command of temper, his dignified, yc^t affable demeanour, his firmness in the enforcement of his commands, tempered by the most knightly suavity 
of manners, wore the delight and adminition of all who took part in the passages of this great Tournament ; and whilst they operated to the 
preservation of order, and perhaps of lift; and limb, secured him the veneration, respect, and applause of every combat^lnt, and of every one of the 
many tliousand spertiitors who were witnesses of his polite, yet manly, conduct. 

The ancient lineage of the noble baronet, and his family connection with Ihi- Fail of Fglinl<»n, alsii pointed him out as the most fitting person 
for the office he fdled. Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb is the great-great-grandson of the ct^lebrated cavalier and royalist, Lieutenant-colonel Uobi-rt 
Burgess, who so nobly defended the town of I'arringdon, of which he was the <leputy-govemor under Colonel Owen, against Oliver Cromwell, and 
the son of James Bland Burges>. who. after serving as Under-secretiiry of SUite for six years, was created a baronet in 1795. and appointed Knight 

DESCRIPTION or PLATIv-No. III.— c onti nim-d. 

Marshal of the Kine's Household, witli a reversion of this oflicc limited to his eldest son. Sir James Bland Iliir<^ess, in I7H0. married Anne, third 
daughter of Lieutenant-colonel Mnntolieu. Ilaron of St. Ilypolite, hy whom he had the present l)aronet, and several other children. Sir James 
assumed, by royal permission, in I82I, the surname of l.amb, and (juartered the arms of Lamb with those of Burijess. lie died in 1824, and was 
succeeded by the present Ijaronet, who married Lady Montgomerie, relict of Archibald Lord Montgomerie, and the mother of (he present Earl of 
Eglinton. At the period of die death of (ieorge the Fourth, and the Coronation of William the Fourth. Sir Charles being on the Continent, tin- 
ofiice of Knight Marshal on both those occasions was performed by deputy, by (icorge Head, Esq., on whom Ilis Majesty William the Fourth was 
pleased to confer the honour of knighthood, October 14, 1831, as Deputy Knight Marshal. Sir Charles attended in person, and most efficiently 
discharged the duties of his otiice, at the Coronation of Her present Most Gracious Majesty. 

In the upper portion of the frame by which the Plate is enclosed, are represented Cupids, w ith wreaths of tlowers and fruits, and the arms of 
Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb, surinonnted with his crest, are appropriately introduced. 


Slit CiiAKi.F.s MoNToi.iEU Lamii, Baronet : 

Per pale wavy argent and ermines, a chevron between three lambs passant s.i. (lUJirterliig Burgess. 

The Cbkst. — A lamb on a wreath, passant, sa. charged on tlie body witli a bezant, tliereun h trefoil shpped vert. 

Motto. — " Deo ct principe." 
No. I. — Loud Sai.toi'n: 

Quarterly: fir^t and fonrth a/.iire, tliree fra.ser.s or cin(|iu'foils argent, fur I'raser. Second or, a lion rampant gules, dcbrui&ed, with a riband salient, for Abemethy. 

Third argent, three piles giiles, for Wishart. 
CiiKST. — An ostrich holding in his beak a horse-shoe, all proper. 
Motto. — " In God is all." 

SuppoHTEHS. — Two angels with wings expanded and endorsed proper, verted, in long garments or. 
No. 2. — l^oiii) CiiKi.sKA : 

Quarterly : 6rst and fourth gules, a Iton rampant regiiardant argent. Second and third argent, three boars' heads couped, salient. 
Crest. — Out of a ducal coronet or, a dragon's head vert. 
Motto. — " Nui invidet minor est." 

Sui'POHTCRs. — Dexter, a lion reguardant or. Sinister, a dragon reguardant vert, each gorged, with a double treasure dory, counterflor}', gules. 
No. a. — -Sin HutiM Campbet.i, : 

A gyrony of eight. 

Cre-st. — A pli(cnix*s head. 

Mono. — " Constanter et prudenler." 
No. 4. — Lady Montgomehik : 

Th»! arms here given are those of Sir Charles Lamb ; but these an- borne conjointly with those of Montgomerie . for wliitli see Plate VI. 
No. 5. — Miss Macdonald: 

Quarterly : first and fourth grand quarters quarterly; first argent, a lion rampant gules ; second or, a hand in annuur holding a cros^ cros»let filched, gules; third 
Vert, a salmon naiant in fessc proper ; fourth argent, a row galley or lymphad, sails furled, sa., for Macdonald. Stcond and third grand quarters, arm* ul 

Supporters. — Two leopards proper, plain, collared or. 

Mono. — " Per mare, per terras." 
No. 6. — Lady Savi : 

Argent, on a bend saUent three owls of the field. 

SuPHORTEKs. — Two lions proper, collared and chained, or. 

Motto. — " Be fast." 
No. 7. — Miss Maugesson: 

Sa. a lion pass, guard, a/., a chief engra. or. 

Motto. — " Loyalte me lie." 
No. 8. — Major Mac Doual : 

First and fourth, a lion rampant ; second and third, or, a lymphad ^a, with a beacon on the topmast, ppr. 

Motto. — " Vincam vcl moriar." 
No. 9. — SiH William Henuy Don : 

Vert, on a fesse az. three massets sa. 

Crest. — A pomegranate proper. 

Monro. — " Non deerit alter aureus." 

No. 10. -FKKDLiticK William Bkown Fkkgussox, Esq.; 
Azure, a buckle az. between three boars' heads couped. 
Crbst. — A bee upon a thistle. 
Motto. — " Dulcius ex asperis." 



ef)arlfs ^HilHain Vam 5&trtoart, JWarquess of EonHonHerra, iStino of tin ^ITournamcat. 

' Mounted upon a dot nnd fwry stcctl. 
Which his asjiiring rider sut-ni'd to know, 
With slow bill stately pace kept on his course. 

' Noble, courageous, high, unmatchable. 

" A rarer spirit never 
Did steer humanity — 

Friend and companion in the front of war." 


XTENDINCi across the wlmle of the Phite, the procession continues to advance to the Lists. First comes the Marquess of 
Londondern,', who is represented in liis gorgeous robes as King of the Tournament, the highest officer in these chivalric 
exercises, and one to whom all otliers were bound to be obedient. This ofhce, in ancient days, was always conferred on one 
of the highest of the nobility of tlie realm, or on some great baron who had distinguished himself in the wars and battles 
of his country, and to whom knighthood was indebted for the support and advancement of its claims, its privileges, and its 
honours. It would have been impossible to liave selected a more appropriate and efficient King of the Tournament to preside over the warlike sports 
at Eglinton, than the gallant nobleman represented in the Plate. Ilis lordship's military career has been one of glorious enterprise and brilliant 
success ; the companion in arms of tlie great captain, the Duke of Wellington, and the participator in those hard-fought fields and splendid victories 
by whicii the British soldier is exalted beyond all competition in the annals of fame ; a nobleman distinguished for his diplomatic services, when his 
sword, liaving helped to conquer peace for his coimtry and for the world, was sheathed in the scabbanl, to which it had been long a stranger : a 
nobleman, moreover, distinguished by ids unflinching advocacy of everything conducive to the honour and prosperity of his country, and not more 
eminent as a warrior than -i stiitesnian : 

*' Brave peer of England, piUur of the state," 

and wiio, to the valour of a soldier, the integrity of a patriot, and the sagacity of a diplomatist, unites the manners and deportment of an accomplishecJ 
cavalier. The noble Earl supported the dignity of his office most admirably. His appearance, at once commanding, graceful, and knightly, as he 
managed with the address of an experienced horseman his prancing steed, was hailed with " loud acclaim," and, as he passed through thousands of 
spectiitors to his appointed station in the Lists, awoke to admiration and excited to applause the eyes and voices of all beholders. This nobleman, 
Charles Willliam Vane Stewart, in addition to tlie title of Marquess of Londonderry, bears the titles of Earl of Londonderry', Viscount Castlercagh, 
and liaron Stewart, in the Peerage of Ireland ; Earl Vane, Viscount Seaham of Seaham, in the county of Durham, and Itaron Stewart of Stewart's 
Court, in tlie Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was bom on the 18tli of May, 1778; elevated to the Peerage as liaron Stewart on the 1st of 
July, ISM ; succeeded to his Manpiisate, on the death of his laniciited brother, on the I2th of August, 1822, and on the 28th of March, 1823, was 
created Viscount Seaham and Eurl \'ane, witli remainder to his issue male by his second marriage. 

The Manpiess was married to his first wife, Catherine, youngest daugliter of John third, and late Earl of Damlcy, on tlie 8th of August, IStH. 
'I'hat ludy died in the year 1812, leaving issue by the Marquess, Frederick William Uobert Viscount Castlereagh, M. P., bom July 7, 1805. The 
second and present wife of the Manjuess is Frances Anne, only daughter of Sir Harry Vane Tempest, by Anne Catherine, late Countess of 
Antrim, in her own right. 

The noble Earl is escorted by halberdiers on foot, after which group comes II. Irvine, Esq., on horseback with a strong band of the Irvine 
Archers. This part of the procession was extremely characteristic and in keeping with the sports of the day. A man-at-anns, on foot, salutes as 
the procession passes, he is armed with a two-handed sword, a fine specimen of it^i class. 

The upper border of this Plate is formed of Cupids, who hold wTcaths of flowers, mingled with bundles of fmits ; in the centre is the jinnorial 
coat of the Marquess of Londonderrj', surmounted with a coronet. On the lower frame are represented Cupids with targets, and bows and 
arrows, emblenialic of the ofllce of II. Irvine, Esq., who commands the Irvine Archers. The arms of this gentleman are in the centre. 


No. 1. — Marcjuiiss ok Lon i>on ur.u itv : 

Quarterly ; first and fourth az., three sinister gauntlets or, in chief a trefoil slipped of the last, for Vane ; second and third or, a bend conipony, ar. and az., between 

two lions rampant gules, for Stewart. 
Chests — of Vane, a dexter gauntlet erect, holdinc a sword proper, pommel and hilt or. : — of Stewart, a dragon statant or. 

Suci'ORTKRs ofthp Family.— Dexter, a Moor, wreathed aliout the temples, ar. and az., holding in his exterior hand u shield of the last, garnished or, charged with 

the sun in splendour or. Sinister, a lion. 
SuPPORTEHs borne by the present Marquess.— Two hussars of the tenth regiment, the liexter mounted on a grey horBC, and the sinister upon a bay horse, with their 

swords drawn, and accoutred, all proper. 
Motto. — " Metuenda corolla Draconis." 
No. 2. — IIenkv Ihvine, Esq. : 

Ar. three holly leaves slipplcd, vert. 

FE©Cllg>gl@M 11© MWt^ TLUg IS -CONTINUED. 


Slant estorfltena, EaBs St8«w>«r— ®»«n of JSeauts. 

•' The Nymplifs with quivers shnll adorne 
Their active sides, and rouse the inome 
With the shrill musicke of their home." 

John Haiiington Castara. 

" Vii^nibiis Tyriis mos est (^esiarc pharctrum. 
Piirpureoque alte suras vincire eothunio." 

.'Eneid, hh. i., MO. 

" Qualis in Eurotfc ripis, aut per juga Cynthi 
Exercet Diana choros." 

Ib.. 502. 

* 'I hcn they cjist on their gownes of greene, 
And took thi'ir bowes each one ; 
And they away to the grecne forrest 
A shooting forth are gone." 

Ancient Ballad. 

• In the midst was seen 

A lady of a more majestic mien; 

By stature and by beauty mark'd their sovereign queen. 
Her servants' eyes were fix'd upon her face. 
And, as she moved or tum'd, her motions view'd. 
Her measures kept, and step by step pursued." 

" And as in beauty she surpiiss'd the quire. 
So, nobler than the rest, was her attire. 
A crown of ruddy gold inclosed her brow. 
Plain witliout pomp, and rich without a show." 


" A fool, a fool ! 1 met s fool i' the forest, 
A motley fool — a miserable fool ! 
As I do live by food, I met a fool ; 
Who laid him down, and bask'd him in the sun, 
And rail'd on lady fortune in good terms. 
In good set tenns, and yet a motley fool. 

O noble fool ! 
A worthy fool ! motley's the only wear." 


I KS'r on tlio left are seen the Ballochiiiylc I..:i(ly Archers, tlie ladies attendant on the Queen of Ileauty. habited in a costume 
M't unusual in the pageant.s and inaMjues of the middle ages, and ado|)ted even as late a.s the reigns of Charles and James 
111- Second, and. on tliis ocea.sion, exceedingly appropriate and i>ictures(iue. The names of these ladies will be .seen on refer- 
i iice to the official programme, and amidst this group were some of the mast lovely of female forms and faces. It was, indeed, 
% a befitting group to wait upon the Queen of Beauty, Lady Seymour. A grouj) of beauties escorting their mistress and 
Ttmv erected for her in the I j.sts from which she wa.s to issue her commands, di.stribute the rewards of valour, aiul with her 

- bright eyes 

Rain influence and judge the prize" 

ti> the adventurous knights, inspired and animated by the loveliness of the spectacle of the most beautiful of women presiding over a group, where 
all were beautiful. Lady Seymour, who is seen mounted on the spirited palfrey, which seems enamoured with his burthen, "bore her state well." 
No lady throughout the empire could have been chosen wliose pre-eminent attractions of face and figure, whose elegance of manners, whose correct- 
ness of ta.ste and feminine dignity of demeanour, could better have entitled her to the proud rank of "Queen of IJcauty." She was. on this 
occasion, most truly 

" tile admired of all iidniirers," 

a glittering star amidst a constellation of the most lovely of the female sex of the most exalted in rank and fashion throughout the British 
Isles. Her ladyship is the youngest daughter of the late 'I'homas Sheridan, Kst] , eldest son of the Kt. lion. Uichard Brinsley Sheridan, M, P.; was 
married on the 10th of June, IH'M), to Edward Adolphus Lord Seymour, a Lord of the Treasury, M. P., eldest son of ICdward Adolphus St. Maur, 
Duke of Somerset, and Baron Seymour, in the peerage of Kngland. The i>alfrcy of her ladyship, covered with the richest housings, is led by 
two of the nobles of the land — the Marquess of Douglas and the Marcpiess of Abercorn, habited in the Highland costume. 

It was very properly arranged that to these two noblemen should be intrusted the honour of conducting the Queen of Beauty to the Lists. The 
ancient lineages of the families of Hamilton and Dougla.s which they respectively represent, exalted the office to wliicli they were appointed, 
and whilst it did honour to the pageant, evinced that, in the discharge of knightly duties, the higliest rank and the most illustrious nobility 
must yield obedience to the conniiands of Beauty, and fulfil the devoirs which gallantry owes to the fair sex. 

The nobleman represented in the Plate — James Hamilton, Marquess of Abercorn — is now in the very prime of life, having been born on the 
lath of January, ISll. and enjoys besides the Marcjuisate of Abercorn, to wliich he succeeded on the death of his grandfather, in IK18. the titles of 
\'iscount Hamilton, of Hamilton, in the county of Leicester, in the Peerage of Kngland, He is Earl of Abercorn, Baron of Paisley, Abercorn, 
Hamilton, Mountcastle. and Kilpulrick, in the Peerage of Scotland. Viscount and Baron Strabane ; Baron Mountcuistle. in the Peerage of Ireland, 
and a Baronet of Ireland, and witli the exception of the I'^arl of Verulani. is the only nobleman who has a Peerage in each of the three kingdoms. He 
is descended from Bernard, kinsman of Kollo, first Duke of Normandy, from whom has descended, through a long scries of noble ancestors, the 
many honours and titles which are borne by his lord.ship. The Mar((uess of Douglas and Clydesdale is the son of the Duke of Hamilion. The 
llaniiltons arc descended from Sir Gilbert Hamilton, who flourished in the reign of Kdw.Trd llie Second. Sir (Jilbert ha^ing slain John I)e Spencer, 
ill a rencontre, fled from the court of England and sought safety in Scotland 

DKNCUIl'TION or 1*1. ATE— No. V.— conti n t- f.d. 

Tlit^ (bur ladies on liorschiu k who t'oim the next K""""?- "i"^" '""^y <'Ii:nlcvill(r, Mrs. (iardeii Campbcl!, Miss Upton, and I,ady .I;uit' Hamilton, 
The costumes of these ladies were remarkable for the great taste displayed in theni, and for the accuracy of style and close attention to the 
costumes of persons of rank of the age of which they were imitations. Tliis portion of the cavalcade wa-s striking in its etlect, and won. from 
thousands of voices, loud cheers, and hearty approbation. The Ayrshire Arcliers, commanded by (laudo Alexander, Ksi\., bring up the rear, atid 
on the extreme right is seen the Jester, Mr. M'lan, whose Iniinour, eccentricity, and ready repartee. Idled up, in the most pleasant manner, the 
intervals between the courses of the Lists, and kept alive the spirit of mirth and revelry throughout the Park and the ('jLstlc from morn till "dewy 
eve," and from eve till morn again. The dress worn by the Jester was well chosen. 'I'lie character was about midway between the Wamba of Sir 
Walter Scott and the Touchstone of Shakespeare, a somewhat rustic, somewhat courtly wit, well versed in the Doric of the glades of the North, 
and yet abounding in the more sharp refinements of the town and city. 

('ui)ids. with cornucopias and bows and arrows, form the upper border of the Plate, and in the midst are embla/oncd the arms of the Queen 
of Iteauty. The lower border contains eight other coats of armorial Iicarings as stated below. 


Lady Skymouii : 

Quarterly : first and fourtli oi', on a pile gu. between six Heur du lis arg., three lions of liiiglaiid ; being tlie coat of augmentation granted by Henry the Kighth on 

Ills marriage with Lndy Jane Seymour. Second and third gu. two wings, conjoined in lure, tlie first downwards, or, for Seymour. 
Curst. — Out of a dncnl coronet or, a phtenix of the last, issuing from flames, ppr. 

SurpoRTERS. — Dexter, a imicorn az. armed, nianed. and tufled or, gorged with a ducal collar per pule az. and or, to which is affixed a chain of the liist ; similar a 

hull az. ducally gorged, chained, hoofed, and armed or. 
Motto. — " Foy pour dcvorie." 
No. 1. — MAittiOKss of Dot;cLAS : 

Quarterly : four grand quarters ; first and fourth quarterly, first and fourth gu., three cinque-foils pierced ermine for Hamilton ; second and third ar., a sliip, with 
her sails furled, sa., for Arran. A human heart gu., imperially crowned proper, on a chief az., three mullets of the field, for Douglas. 

Chest. — A salamander in Hamcs. 

Motto. — " Jamais arriere." 
No. 2. — Ma lUiUKss of Au Eitco u x : 

Quarterly : first and fourth gules, three cin(iue-foils, pierced, ermme, for Hamilton ; second and third argent, a ship, witli sails furled, sable, for the Earls of Arran. 

Crkst. — Out of a ducal coronet or, an oak, fnicted and penetrated transversely in the main stem by a frame saw [ipr. ; the frame gold. 

SuproiiTKRS. — Two antelopes ar. horned, ducally gorged, cliained and hoofed or. 

Mottos. — '• Through," and " Sola nobilitat virtus." 
No. 3 — Ladv C II Alt I, I. VI hi.v. : 

Quarterly : first and I'onrth vert, a cross crosslet ar., for liury. Second and third iizure. on a chief indented ar., three mullets, gules, a crescent for difference, for 

Crest. — A hoar's head, couped transpierced through the mouth with an arrow, ppr. 

Supi'oRTKBs. — Two blacks attired az., wreathed about the temples, ar., and of the first, each holding in his exterior hand a dartl, p|ir. 
Morro. — " Victns sub crucc crescil." 

No. i. Mils. (jAltDI^N CAMeilKLl, : 

See those of Garden Campbell, Ksq., in Plate XI. 
No. 5. — Lady Jank Hamilton : 

Gules, three cinque-foils ermine. 

Mono. — " Viridis ct fructifera." 
No. 6. — Miss Ui'TON : 

Sa. a cross moline ar. 

Motto. — " Semper paratus." 
No. 7. — Hon. V. CiiAiiTiMtis : 

Quarterly : first and fourth ar., a fesse az., within a double trcssure Hory countertlory gu. Second and third or, a lion ramp. sa. 

Crest. — A swan ppr. 

Suppobtkhs. — Two swans ppr. 

Motto. — " Je pense." 
No. 8 — F. Graham, Estj. : 

Or, on a fesse ermine, three eschallops of the first. 

Crest. — An eagle. 

Motto. — " Souvcncx." 

ardjitiAlD Hltlliani iBoiitaomcrtr, Isail of 32oliitton, EoiH of tbc ^oiiniamrnt. 

" And by liis banner borne is his penon 
Of poUi fill riclic." 

Chaucer's Knvghte's Tale. 

' Sparse nl vcnto on depgiando ir Ic 
Evt-ntotar sa i gran cimicr le 

Habiti, frcfti, imprcse, arme, c 

Tasso. Cast. 20. St. 28. 

' by liis light. 

Did all the chivalry of England move 

To do brave acts ; he was indeed the glass 

Wherein the noble youth did dress themselves. 

So that in speech, in gait. 

In diet, in affections of delight. 

In military rules, humours of blood. 

He was the mark and glass, copy and book. 

That fashion'd others. 

Second to none. 

To look upon the hideous (iod of War." 


" His goodly eyes 

Over the files and musters of the war 
Have glow'd like plated Mars." 


'■- 'wi 

^ M ) ' ^TIIKHKI) in clusters on the left hand, as the spectator .surveys the scene, arc halberdiers and bill-men, armed with 
- V I '\ . partisans. Mcn-iit-anns on foot, armed with two-handed swords, weapons of an early date in the history of chivalry, and 

used in the wars of the crusades with terrible cH'ecl Jij^ainst the Paynini warriors in I'ah-stine, come next : then follows the 
(ionfalon of the Lord of tlie Tournament borne by a man-at^arms in armour and on horseback. In the centre of the Plate 
*^ — rides, on a noble war-horse, the Earl himself. He wears a splendid suit of armour, of the finest steel plates, engraved and 

gill, riu I !i( 1 1 ot ihis gorgeous suit was very striking ; no kniglit in the whole procession approached in splendour and dignity the appearance 
of this nobleman. The horse is caparisoned with emblazoned trappings, and armed en suite. Men-at-arms retainers, &c., close the innnediatc 
retinue of their master. Lord A. Seymour, bears aloft the banner of the noble Earl emblazoned with the Kglinton arms. The two 
es(juire,s, F. Cavendish, Ksq.. and (J. Mac Doual, I^sq., follow next, the former carrying the helmet, which is of exciuisitc workmanship, stcel-gilt 
and burnished, surmounted with the coronet of bis lordship, on which are the crest and plume. The Castle of Kglinton is seen in the distance. 

This great ICarl is tlescendcd from ancestry whose names are eminently recorded in the annals of his own country, and tlic history of great 
achievements in many parts of the world. He can boast a genealogy, in tracing which tlie names and deeds of warriors, statesmen, and patriots, are 
continually presenting themselves, yet, throughout this long list of worthies, no name is to be met with by which the reputation of luin who now bears 
the accumulated honours of his noble house is eclipsed. .Archibald Karl of ICglinton, the " Lord of the Tournament." is thus descended. 

Ilogcr Montgomery, \'icompte de Iliesnics, commanded the van of the army of the Conqueror at Hastings, in IO«(i, and for his services was 
created Earl of Arundel and Shrewsbury, and made tenant in capite of many broad manors in the county of Shropshire, and other parts of England. 
He subse({uently obtained extensive domains in Wales, which, after his Norman name, were called Montgomeryshire. A descendant of this 
gallant Earl, removed into Scotland about the middle of the twelfth century, and obtained, by grant of the Crown, the numor of Eaglesham in 
Henfrewshire, which still continues in the family. In the fourteentli century Sir John Montgomery married inizabctb, daughter of Sir Hugh de 
Kglinton, heiress to the estates of Knglinton and v\rdro.ssan, in Ayrshire, by which marriage those extensive possessions passed into tlie family of the 
husband. This Sir John Montgomery fought at the battle of Otterburn, and. as related by Kroissart, took pri.soner the famous Henry I'ercy, called 
Hotspur. The son of Sir .John Montgomery, Sir Hugh, is said, according to the account in the ancient ballad of *■ Chevy Chase." to have been 
slain in this battle. 

" Off all that se a Skottishe knyghl. 

Was callyd Sir liewe the Mongon-hyrry ; 
He sawe the Duglas to the deth %vas dyght ; 
He spendyd u spear, a trustie tic. 

" He rod uppon a corsaire 

Throughe a hondrith archery ; 
He never styntydc, nar never blane. 
Tyll he cam to the good Lord I'crsc. 

" He set nppoae the Lord Perse 
.\ dynte tliat was, full soare; 

With a suar spear of a myghte tre 

Clean thorow the body he the Perse Imre. 

" Athe tothar syde, that a man myght se, 
A large cloth yard and mare ; 
Towe bettar captayns wear nut in Christianye 
Then that day slain wear tlier. 

" An archer off Norlhomberlonde 
Say slean was tlie Lord Perse ; 
He bar a bende-bow in bis hande, 
Was made of Irusti tre. 

DESCRIPTION OF IM.ATF.— No. VI.— ( <»ntini ri>. 

'• An arow, iliat n cloth ynnle was lang. 
To th' liard stele Imylilu ho ; 
A dynt, (hat was both sad and sore. 

He sat on Sir Hewe the Mongon-byrry. ' 

The account given in tlur ancient Imllad ot" the " liattlc nl" Otterbourne. 
there says, 

" This fraye bypan at Otierborno, 

Bytweiic the nyghtc and the day ; I 
There the Dowglas h)sl bys lyfe, 

And the Percy was Icde awaye. | 

' The dynt yt wa.s both sad and sore, 
That he of Mongon-byrry sete ; 
The swane-fethars that his arrowe bar. 
With his hart blood the wear wetc." 

is, however, at variance with this narrative; the minstrel 

' Then was tber a Scottyshe prisoner tayne. 
Sir Hughe Mongomery was liys name ; 
For soth as 1 yow saye. 

He borrowed the Percy home agayiie." 

Hoth Sir Hugh and Percy are here deserihcd to have been niiule pri.soncrs. an<l exchanged the one against the other, which circumstance 
shows the high estimation in which the furnicr was held, Percy being, as everybody knows, one of the first of the ICnglish nobility, and the tlowcr 
of the ICnglish chivalry of that age. 

In the year 1'I48, the family of the Montgomery was raised to the Peerage, with the title {)f Baron Montgomery, iind in the connncncemcnt 
of the sixteenth century, the title of Earl of ICglinton was conferred upon the head of it by James tlie Fourth of Scotland. 

The sixth Karl of Eglinton, Alexander, called Grey Steel," was one of the most celebrated nobles of his day, he succeeded to the family 
titles and estates in He was a forniidahle opponent to Cromwell in the civil wars, in which he and his four sons were actively engaged. The 

protector, in revenge, destroyed the ancient Castle of Ardrossan. 

The ninth Earl. Alexander, took a lca<ling part in the wars of the llehellion in 171.'), and in conjunction with the Earls of Glasgow, and 
Kilmarnock, and the Lord Sctnpill. raised six t!iou.sand men at Irvine to assist the government against the Pretender. 

The tenth ICarl, Alexander, was one of the most celebrated agriculturists of liis times, and it i.s to him that Ayrshire an<l the western ilistrict.s 
of Scotland owe much of the benefits arising from a scientific cultivation of the land. This nobleman came to an untimely deatli from a wound 
inflicted by a person who was trespassing on his grounds in the year !"(>!). 

His brother Archibald, tlie next Earl, raised a regiment of Highlanders in I7.')7, and accompanied them to North America, where he served 
witli reputation, more especially in an expedition at the head of 1,200 men against the Clierokees. At his death, In 1796, he held the rank of a 
general in the army. 

As his lordship left no sons, the titles, and the greater part of the estates, devolved on Hugh Montgomery of Coilsfield, the male representative 
of the family, who became twelfth Earl of l-'.glinton. He entered the army in 175(i, served in North America during the greater jiart of the seven 
years' war, anj was fourteen years a Captain in the First Uegiment of Foot, or Koyal Scots. In 177S, he was appointed Lieutenant-('olonel of the 
Argyle Fenciblcs. In 17!);J, he raised the West Lowland Regiment, of which he was Colonel, and soon after he raised a regiment of the line, called 
the (ilasgow Regiment, which was reduced in 1795. In ISOfi. he was created a British Peer, by the title of Baron Ardrossan, His lordshi[) died 
in IS 19. 

His son .Archibald. Lord Montgomery, was born in 177:i. In early life he entered into the army as an Ensign in the 42nd Regiment, or 
Royal Highlanders. He was Lieutenant-Colonel of the (ilasgow Regiment, reduced in 179r>; and afterwards Colonel of the Ayrshire Militia, which 
he resigned in IS07. He was promoted to the rank of Major-CJeneral in the army in 1809. He served in Sicily in the years 1812 and 18i;i, where, 
in the absence of Loi'd William Bentinck, he represented his Britannic Majesty at the ('ourt of Palermo. Removing thence, on account of bad 
health, he died, in 1814, at Alicant in Spain. His lordship married Lady Mary Montgomery, eldest daughter of Archibald, eleventh Earl of 
Eglinton, thus uniting the lineal and the male branches of the family. The present ICarl is the only surviving child of this marriage. He was born 
in 1812 : received the name of Archibald William ; and in 1819 succeeded his grandfather in the titles and the estates. 

Since the celebration of the '■ Tournament" his lordship married, Feb. 17, 1841, Mrs. Theresa Newcomen. widow of Richard Howe 
Cockcrill, Esq., Conunander. R. N. He sits in the House of Lords as Itaron Ardrossan, and hati the honour, on the meeting of the third session 
of the second Parliament of Victoria, February, 1843, of moving the address of the House of Lords on the speech of her most gracious Majesty. 



(Quarterly ; first and fourth az., three fleur de lis or, for Montgomery. Second and third i;u., three rings or. gemmed az., for EgUnton. .Ail within a hordure or. 
charged with a double tressure flory, counterflory gu., for Seton. 

Crest. — A female figure ppr.. anciently attired az., holding in the dexter hand an anchor or, and in the sinister the head of a savage coiiped of the first. 

SuppoBTBRs. — Two dragons vert, vomiting fire ppr. 

Motto. — " Gardez Bien." 
No. 1.— LoKi) A. Sevmouk: 

See those of Lady Seymour In Plate V. 
No. 2.— F. ('avendisii, Esq. ; 

Three stags beads cabossed ar. 

Ckest. — On a ducal coronet a snake nowed, ppr. 

SuppoRTKiis. — Two stags. Tlie dexter, perfesse indented giiles and sa. The sinister ppr. gorged with a chaplet of roses, alternately arg. and az.. hotb attired 

and unguled, or. 
Morro — " Cavcndo tutus." 
No. .'J.— G. Mac Doual, E»u.: 

Quarterly; first and fourth az., a lion ram[iant, ar. ; second and tliird, or, a lymphad sa., with a beacon on the topmast, ppr. 
Crest. — An arm in armour cmbowed fesseways, couped ppr.. holding a cross crosslet fitcliee. 
MoTTo. — " Vincam vel mori 

Fll©CSgSl@]KI ^® MM^ Tuns'® S-coNTiNUED. 


mtlUam, 3Earl of Craticii lintaijt of ti)t ffirtfKn* 

Wtnt^ tie la ^3ocr 33frc5forti, ittartniess of ^!®atcrforli— ?.;ni(5l)t of tfjc Draco"* 

" Standnrds and gonfalons, "twixt \aii and rear, 
Stream in Hie air." 


' Four knaves in garbs succinct, a tnisty band. 
Caps on their heads, and Iialberds in their liand." 


" Learned he was in medicinal lore, 
And by his side a jjouch he wort." 


'Holy Franciscan friar! Brotlicr! ho!" 


" Tlien, pilgrim, tuni, tliy cares forego ; 
All earthly cares are wrong ; 
Man wants but little here below. 
Nor wants that little long." 

' For I see, by thy bryght bassonct. 
Thow arte sum mnn of myght. 
And so I do by thy burnysshcd brande. 
Thou art an yerle or ells a knyght." 



( - ill', ;i yroup of the lialljerdirrs of tiii> Kiiij;lit of the (Jrifiin, Williani, Knil of Craven, take the leiul : they :ire habited in the 

liress of retainers of the noble family to wliicli they are attaclied, the colours of wliich were scarlet, white, and gold: on tlieir 
hreasts is embroidered the crest of the Craven family — *' a grithn stataiit, with wings elevated and etidorscd of the last," 
!'he knight is on the war-horse wliieh bore him gallantly in the Lists, iuul wiiich was equipped in the protective armour of the 
iige. lie, himself, wears a splendid suit of engraved and gilt Milanese annour of the time of Henry the KiglitJi, and of the best 
form and workmanship. It was a fine exam])le of the skill and taste displayed by the Italian armourers of the sixteenth century, and was purchased 
from the Marchesc Tassoni 1)'i;sti:ssk. lie is followed by his estjuires, the Honourable P, Craven, and tlie Honourable J. Macdonald, who are in 
half-armour, with caps and plumes, the latter of the two bears the tilting helmet of the knight, which was remarkable for its elegance of contour and 
massive construction ; the cuisses and jambes were also of remarkable beauty. The banner is borne aloft by a man-at-arms. The next group is the 
halberdiers of the Knight of the Dragon — Henry de la I'oer Beresford, Marquess of Waterford, in liveries of his colours, black and white, which were 
exceedingly picturesque and well chosen. One of them beai-s the tilting-sliield. The Maniuisatc was created in 1 "89, and this nobleman is the third 
in descent, and sits in the House of Lords as Haron Tyrone, his second title being the ICarl of Tyi'one. His lordship has long been justly celebrated 
for bis piitronage and encouragement of all manly sports and amusements, and on this occasion contributed, by bis strength, address, and activity, 
united with good humour, not only to uphold his high reputation, but to dilluse a universal good feeling and emulation among the combatants. On 
foot are seen Lord Ingestrie in the costume of an oriental physician. R. Mandeville, Esq., as a friar, with cross, belt, Ijeads, &c., and C. Price, Est]., 
as a pilgrim from Palestine. Men-at-arms in coats of mail, on horseback, are clustered around them, one liearing tlie gonfalon. The Noble Marquess 
follows in a splendid suit of fluted armour of beautiful workmanship, of tlie early period of Hichard the Third. The tilting helmet of this suit 
was of singularly fine workmanship, and characteristic of the same reign. The muiitmu d'arnie is of considerable weight, it being absolutt-Iy necessary 
this piece should be of stout and sound material, to receive, without yielding, the powerful tlirust of the tilting lance ; tlie steel-jjlated tilting saddle, 
together with the armour for the horse, were made for the occasion, from original models, it having been found impossible to find a sufficiency of 
ancient specimens for the occasion. The sword for the inele/y tilting lances, l)anner8, &c., were all fmc specimens of ancient weapons, and the 
whole of the appointments of the noble Marquess evinced the correct judgment of their owner in such foniiidable implements of warfare. 




Quarterly : first and second. A fessc ln-tween six crosses crosslet, litclicc j^u., socimd and third or, five Heur dc lis. 
Crest. — On a chapemi purp. turned up crmiiu'. a (.Tiffin sta., with wings elevated and endorsed of the last. 
StipPORTBRS. — Two grifTins. 
Motto. — " Virtus in actione consistit." 


Ar., cnisilly fitchec, sji., three (lour do li> within a bordurc, c-npra. of the second. 

CnEST. — A dragon's head erased az., wounded with a liroken spear through tlic neck or, the broken point ar., thnist tlirough the ujipcr |aw. 
Supporters. — Two angcJs ppr. 
Motto. — " Nil nisi cruce." 
No. 1. — Hon. r. CttAVF.N : 

A fesse between six crosslets, crosslet fitchce. 

SuppoRTKiis. J- The sanu- as the Karl of Craven. 
Motto. ) 
No. 2. — Hon. F. Macdonai n; 

Quarterly : first or, a lion rampant gii. ; second ar. a dexter hand coupcd, liolding a cross crosslet fitchec sa. ; third ar. a lyniphad ; fourth, a salmon swimininj; ppi. 
Crest.— An arm armed gauntleted, holding a cross crosslet fitchee. 
SuppoBTKUs. — Two leopards ppr. 
Motto. — " Ncc tempore nec fato." 
No. 3 — Loiin Inoestrr : 

Gules, a lion rampant ^vith a bordurc engrailed or. 

Crest.— On a cliapeau gu. turned up ermine, a lion statant or. the tail extended. 

Supporters. — Two talhots gorged. 

Motto. — ■" Humani nihil alienum." 
No. 4. — R. Mandkville, Esq.: 

Quarterly : or and gu. 
No. 5. — C. PuiCK, Ksa.: 

Or, a chevron erminos between three spear heads ar. 
Chest. — A dragon's head vert, holding a hand in his moutii couped at the rest, dropping blood, all jipr- 



iCIariincss of SBatrt-forli CTonttiiuatian of Uctimic. 

3ol)n lemnc Ctist, Vi0totim aitorli— ltnfof)t of tl)c Slack Eioii. 

' Vour cavalcade tlie fair spectators view, 
From their standings, yet look up to you : 
From your brave train each sinf;Ies out a ray, 
And loiif^ to date a conquest from vour day." 

" Now thrive the armorers, aiid lioimiirs thought 
Ileigiis solely in the breast of even,- man." 


" Well worthy be you of the armory. 
Wherein you have great glorry won this day." 

SrENCER. Faeuy Qukes. 

^ N this thron;; are seen, first, the two pages, attendant upon the Maniucss of Watt-rfurd— I.ord John Beresford. and J. L. Ricardo, 

M '-^i - i» lielnicts, back, and breast-plates of stet-I, arm-pieces, <furde de reim, and buH' boots; followed by the esquires, Sir 

^ . M ■- ' <"barlcs Kent and Mark Whyte, lisq. Men-at-arms in demi-suits of armour, on horseback, follow, one bearing the lielmet, 
ji' K. \ .ind another the banner. The halberdiers of the Knight of the Illack Lion. John Hume Cust, Viscount Alford. in embroidered 
" ""^^ liveries of blue and white, are next in the procession. The gonfalon is borne by one of them. Men-at-arnis. well mounted 

on war-horses, of great strength and noble action, follow; and then is seen the gallant knight himself, in a complete suit of polished steel plate 
armour, of tlie age of Henry the Eighth. The broad-toed soUeret, and the general outline, are characteristic both of the date and country. 
His esquires, the Honourable Charles H. Cost, and Thomas Oliver Gascoigne, Esq., in half armour, with caps and plumes, are in attendance on 
him ; one bears his banner, the other his tilting helmet, which is of great weight, and required considerable powers of endurance to wear it with 
the visor shut : the tilting pieces, saddle and horse armour, were of corresponding style and of great strength and temper. The enddazoneil horse 
trappings of this knight were exceedingly splendid. 

His lordship is the eldest son of the Earl of Brownlow, who is Lord Lieutenant, C^ustos Kotulorum and V ice Admiral of Lincoin.shire. 
On the upper border of the plate, Cupids support the armorial coats of the Marquess of Waterford and Viscount Alford ; and the lower 
border contains those of the pages and es(]uires. 



Quarterly : first and fourtli erm., on a chev. sa., three fountains ppr., for Cust ; second or. an escutcheon between eifjht m.irtlets in orlesa., for Brownlow ; third, sa., 
a fesse erm. in chief, three crosses pattee fitehee ar.. for Payne. 

Ckkst.— A lion's head erased sa. goi^ed with a collar, paly wavy of six, ar. and az. 

Motto. — " Opera llUus mea sunt," 
No. 1. — Loitu John Berkspord: 

The same as those of the Marquess of Waterford, hi!> brother. 
So. 2. — J. L. RlCARUO, Esq.: 

Gu.. a bend varie, ar. and vert, between three f;arbs or, on a cliief erm., a chessrook sa. between two bezants. 
No. :i. — Sir Charles Kent, Bart.: 

(iu.. three roses erm. 

CiiKST.- A lion's head erased and collared. 
No. 4. — Mark Wiivtk, Esq.: 

Gu., on a canton ar., a lion rampant of the field, all within a bordure chartjcd with cifibt estoilles of the second. 

Crest. — An ostrich ar. 
No. ■'}. — Louu Maidstonk : 

Quarterly : first and fourth az., a chev. between thr. f yarbs or ; second and third ar., ii chev. between three griffins pass., winfju endorsed sa. 
Crest.— A Pegasus courant nr., winged, manned, and hoofed or. ducally fjorged of the last. 

SuiToRTEHs.— Dexter a Pegasus ar., wings, mane, and hoofs or. ducally gorged of the la^t, sinister a griffin, winp. endorsed sjt.. ducally gorged or. 

-Mottoes.—" Nil conscire sibi and, " Virtus tutissima cassis." 
No (i.— Hon. C. U. Cl-st. 

The same as those of Viscount Alford, liis brother. 
Xo. 7. — T. O- Gascoigne, Esq.: 

Quarterly : first and fourth ar., pale sa., a demi-luey. erect, couped or. a canton gt..; second and third ar., a ehe\. ^a., between two pellets in chief, and a fish 
in base, gu. 

Crest.— Out of a ducal coronet or ; a denii-lucy erect of the last charged with a pellet. 


fficoroe atiQusttis dfrcDericU 3(ol)i» itturrajj, B.iroii ©Ifnljioii— 
UntStn of ti)t (SatU 

' It was a fair and gallant !iiglit. 
To view them from the neiphliounnf; height : 
For titrcngth and stature, from tliv clan, 
Each warrior was a chosen man: 
As even afar might well be seen, 
lly tlifir proud step and martial mien ; 
Their feathers dance, their tartans float, 
Their targets gleam. 
A wild and warlike group they stand. 
That well became such mountain strand. 

The warriors left their lowly bed, 
I.nok'd out upon the dapplt-d !iky. 
Muttered their soldier matins by, 
And then awaked their fire, to steal, 
As short and rude, their soldier meal. 

That o'er, the Gael around liim threw 
His graceful plnid of varied hue, 
And, true to promise, led the way 
By thicket green, and mountain grey. 
So tangled oft, that, bursting through, 
Kach hawthoni shed her showers of dew. 
That diamond dew, so pure and clear. 
It rivals all but beauty's tear!" 


" So may, through Albion's farthi*st ken, 
To social-flowing glasses, 
The griici; be — Athole's honest men. 
And Atliole's bonnie lasses." 



\ rSTICK c:in scarcely done to this part of the procession by any description or illustration, in it (ieor^t- Murray, Itaron 
/ Glenlyon, Kniglit of the (Jael, is represented in a suit of polished steel-plate armour, attended by his esquires, Sir David 
1 Dundns, Baronet, and John Ualfour, Esquire, and surrounded by a strong guard of harcly Highlanders. These Highlanders, 
all retainers and tenants of the " Athole," marched from their native hills to Kglinton, under the command of the Honourable 
X*^ James Plantaganet Murray, John Murray Drummond, Kst).. and Charles Home Dnininiond. Esq.. most excellent portraits 

of whom, in their full national costume, are here given. 

They entered the park on the evening immediately preceding the commencement of the 'louniament. In number they must have amounted 
to nearly a hundred and fifty, all picked men, in the costume and tartan of the Clan Murray, armed with broad-sword or claymore, and target, dirk, 
and pistol. Their approach was annovuiced by the sound of the bagpipes, the pipers striking up tlu> tune peculiar to (he clan, which, re-echoed by 
the woods and hills, rang loudly, yet melodiously, throughout the whole district, and brought luuidreds to witness their arrival. Tliey were 
immediately drawn up in front of the Castle, and in the course of the evening, went through the mano-uvrcs by which the Highland clans are 
distinguished from more regular troops, and shewed that, in the management of their weapons, they had in no wise lost the skill of tiieir celebrated 
ancestors, or deteriorated from the martial s[)irit and discipline of the " Gael." This display formed one of the most distinguished episodes in the 
warlike games at tlie Castle ; and on the following day these brave mountaineers escorted their Knight to the Lists, as is here represented. His 
lordship, one of the most accomplished noblemen on the ground, was armed cap ti pie in a suit of polished plate annour, of the time of Jlenry tlie 
Eighth, with skirt of chain mail. The tilting apparel was in keeping, consisting of the emblazoned vuintran d'arme, the mentouiere, the bridle 
nauntlet. and the tilting lance with van plate. The horse was defended by the manefure and chanfron, and had the tilling saddle with steel-plates. 
The gonfalon and banner were each borne by a man-at-arms. .Mtogether, the Kniuht of the (lael and his retinue, in liveries of green, blue, and 
crimson, were one of the most chanicteristic features of this splendid procession. 

His lordship is heir presumptive to the dukedom of Athoh'-, being the nephew of the present duke, who is unmarried. The second title of 
this illustrious family is Marquess of Tulli-bardine, and the oflice of sheritV of Perthshire is hereditary in it. On the late occasion of her Majesty's 
visit to Scotland, she was met, in her progress from Perth to Taymouth Castle, by the noble Baron, at the head of the same gallant body of 
Highlanders, with whose martial appearance her Majesty, and her illustrious consort Prince Albert, were pleased to express their high gratification. 

In tlie upper border, Cupids are represented wiUi bunches of the juniper plant. 'I'he juniper is introduced because it is a badge of the noble 
house to which this Baron belongs. The heraldic coat of his lordship is in the t-entre. f)n the lower border are those of the above-named gentlemen 
commanding the Highlanders, and also those of Sir David Dundas, Baronet, and .loliii Balfour, l'',s(|,, llic escjiiircs. 

DKSCRIPTION OF I'LATF,— No. IX.— conti nimd 


HaKUN (il.KSI.VON : 

Quarterly : (irst ast., three mullets ar., within a double tressurc, flory couiitcrflory or, for Murray ; second, gu., three legs in armour ppr.. ftaniishcd and spurred 
or, conjoined in triangle at the upper part of the thigh ; third, quarterly, first, and fourth ar., on a bend a/.., three stags' heads cahossed or, second and 
third gu., tivo lions passant, on pale nr. ; fourth, (juarterly, first and fourth or, a fesse chequy ar. and &x., second and third, paly of six or. and sa. 

Crest. — A demi-savage ppr., wreathed about the head and waist vt-rt. holding in the dexter hand a dagger, also ppr.. pomel and hilt or. and in the sinister a 
key of the last vert. 

Motto. — " Furth Fortune and fill the fetters." 
No. 1. — John UAi.t'oini, Est*., of Balbirnie : 

Ar, a cliovron between three otters heads erased sa. 

CnKST. — A palm tree ppr. 

Motto. — " Virtus ad Ecthera tendit." 
No. 2. — Sin David Dundas, Baut., of Duiiira: 

Ar, a lion rampant gu., withiu a bordurc ermine. 

Crkst. — A lion's face in a ppr. 

Motto. — " Essayez." 
\o. ;i. — lIoNotniAHLE James I*i.antaoankt Mi kuay : 

The same as those of Baron Glenlyon. 
\o. 4. — John MritiiAV Dm mmonu, Esc*. : 

Per fesse wavy or, and gides. 

Chest. — Two arms in tlie act of dniwing a bow and arrow ppr. 
Motto — " Martc et arte." 
\;o. ."5. — Jamks Homk Dm mmond, Esq.: 

Quarterly : first and fourth or, tlircc ban- wavy, gu., within a bordure az. ; second and third quarterly, first and second a lion ninipant. si-cond three popingays 

vert : third, three shields, third quarterly, first a lion rampant, second three popingays vert ; third, liunting horns stringed gu. ; fourth gu.. .i pelican. 
Crest, — A lion rampant, az. 
Motto. — " Dum spiro spero." 



nvcf)iiinl&, fSarl of <S:a$$ili0 3StnfQf)t of U)c Dolpl)in. 

Zl}e l&onourabic H^mrsi ^aU ©afic— IKnifiOt of tfje 9aanu 

■' Heiiveii ill thy good cause make Ihce prosperous ! 
He swiA like lightning in the execution, 
And let thy blows, doubly redoubled. 
Full like an)it7,ing thunder on the ra.sque 
Of thy adverse pernicious enemy : 
Rouse up thy youthful hlood. 
Ite valiant and live." 


" A radiant haldric, oVr his shoulder fy'd. 
Sustain'd ttie sword that (jlittcr'd at his side : 
His youthful face a polish'd helm oVrspread, 
The waving horsehair nodded on his head, 
His figured shield, a shining orh, he takes, 
And in his hand a pointed jav'lin shakes." 

NIGHTLY rctaiiuTS of tlu- Knight of the Dolphin arc seen on the left, the gonfalon being home by a stalwart nian-at-arnis on 
horseback, in complete armour. The banner and helmet are borne by attendants on foot. The Knight of the Dolphin, 
Archibald, Earl of Cassilis, follows, sheathed from head to foot in a splendid suit of steel armour, of rich Spanish workman- 
ship, engraved and gilt. It was profusely covered with engravings in design of trophies of arms, &c-., and from the fre<iuent 
repetition of the monogram, CM, is supposed to have been made for one of the Medina family, about the reign of Philip II. 
The suit has the chain mail skirt. The tilting apparel of the noble earl was of fine character ; the manteau d'arme and meutorie, the bridle, 
gauntlet, Jfec., being en mite. The c/ianfron and manefitre were also gilt. The caparisons were in colours— scarlet, black, and white— richly 
emblazoned with the armorial bearings of the rider. The whole had an appearance of dignity and splendour, corresponding with the exalted 
rank of the "belted earl," and was much admired. 

His lordship is grandson of the Marques.s of Ailsa. 

The halberdiers of the Knight of the Kani immediately follow the Earl of Caiisilis, one of them carrying the gonfalon of his master. 

The Knight of the llam. the Honourable Henry Hall Gage, is next in the procession. He wears a cap d pie suit of polished plate armour, 
of the date of Elizabeth, brought from the armoury at Santarem, with skirt of chain mail; the tilting apparel, viz., the mentorie, manteau 
fl'antie, and bridle gauntlet, emblazoned with heraldic bearings e?i ifMiVr. The horse was also armed with wm/u/f/rr and c/iaufnm. 'Hie colours 
of the honourable knight were blue, white, and crimson. 

The Hon. Cajjtain Gage is the son of Viscount (iage who sits in Parliament as Baron (iage. His esipiircs. on hu^^eback, K, Murray. Est)., 
carrying the helmet, and U. Fergusson, Esq., bearing the banner, concludes this plate. 

The upper border represents Cupids with fruits and garlands of Howers. supporting the armorial coats of the two knights, and on the lower 
one are those of the esquires. 


TuF, Eakl of Cassims : 

Ar. a chev. gu. between three crosses crosslet fitdiee sa., witliin a double tressure, flory. countcrflory, of the second. 

Chest. — A dolphin naiant ppr. 

MoiTo, — " Avise la fin." 
The Hon. Henuv Hall Gage: 

Quarterly : first and fourth, per saltire az. and ar.. a saltire gu. ; second and third az. The sun in splendour or. 

Crust. — A ram pass, ar., armed and enguled or. 

Motto. — " Courage sans peur." 
No. 1. — U. Mi'ititAV, Esq.: 

Quarterly : first and fourth az., three stars within a double treasure, (lory, counterflory, with fieur de Us or, for Murray ; second and third gu. ; three 

pattee or, for Barelay of Halvaird. 
CftEST.— A buck's head couped ppr., between the antlers a cross pattee ar. 
Siipi-oRTKHs. — Two lions gu.. armed or 
MoTTOKS.— " Spero meliora ;" and, " Uni lequus virtuti." 
No. 2.— K. KERGUIiHON, Es«. : 

A/.., a buckle ar., between three boars erased or. 

CntST.— An arm in armour grasping a broken spear, all proper. 

Motto. — " True to the last." 


malttt Eittif ©«moar, IBScj ^TIjc Ularit Ui\mu 

Z\)t |i?onoiable IStiwarO staffoiD 3|cininal)am Z\)( ^uum of tljc aVjjaii. 

" His ncton it was all of blacko. 
His liewberke and liis sheelde, 
Nc noe man wHst whence he did come, 
Ne noe man knew where he did gone. 

When tlicy came from the feelde : 
Then forthe the stranger knight he came 
In his black armoure dight." 

M.S. IN Bishop Percy's Collkction. 

" I'aregall fo dukes, with kings he might compare, 
Surniomitingc in Iionor all erls lie did excedc, 
To all cuntvies aboutc him rejiorte mc I daro, 
Lykc to Eneas benygne in worde and dede, 
Valiaunt as Hector in every marciall nede, 
Provydciit, discrete, circumspect, and wyse, 
Tyll the chaiince ran ngyne him of fortune's duble dyse." 

John Shelton. 

I:ADING the way the retainers of the Black Knight, bearing his gonfalon and shield, come first. Tlie Ithuk Knight himself. 

^ ; \ ^ in a cap it pie suit of black armour of the date of Henry the Eighth, and brought from the royal armoury at Snntarcm. is 
y^'^ ,r "'\, seen on a spirited black charger, with sable c^iparisons. He is unattended by any esquires, and his gonfalon, banner, and 

^ ^ " shield are without devices. The banner is borne by Lord nriindanrig. and the helmet by Captain Blair. 

John Campbell, Esq., of Sadilell, was to have personifii'd the Black Knight, but not being sufficiently recovered from 
the injury received while tilting at the Eyre Arms, Walter Little (iilinour, ICsq.. of Inch, near ICtlinburgh. took his plare in the Tournament, and 
most efficiently supported the character. The sombre appearance of his colours formed a remarkable contrast with the splendid trappings and 
housings of the rest of the cavalcade, producing, by that very contrast, the most striking and happy efl'ect. 

Next in the programme are two men-at-arms in half armour, one of whom bears the gonfalon of the Knight of the Swan, the Honourable 
Edward Stafford Jerningliam. who is then seen in a suit of polished steel cap () pie armour, of the date of Henry the Eightli, from the royal 
collection of Portugal. It is worthy of note that the oidy piece of armour that yielded to the powerful blows dealt with the heavy swords used in 
the nieUe, was the right hand gauntlet of this suit, which was cut through the inner and thinner plate. He wears a skirt of chain mail. An 
attendant on foot carries the shield. The esquires, Garden Campbell, Esq., and Captain Stephenson, follow on horseback, the one bearing the 
emblazoned banner of the knight, and the other his tilting helmet, surmounted witli crest and illume. 

The horse armour and caparisons consist of the chanfron and manefure and the steel plated saddle. The housings, emblazoned with 
heraldic devices, and the colours of his liveries, were crimson and white. 

The Honourable ICdward Statlord Jcrningham is the eldest son of Lord Stafford. 


Walter Little Gilmoi'B, Esq.: 

Quarterly : first and fourth az., a car between three fleur-de-lis in chief, or, and a pen in base ar. ; second sa., on a saltire ar., a crescent of the fust : third, gu., 
three hoars' heads erased ar., in each flank, or LochaluT axe of the last. 

Cukst. — A hand holding a garland of laurel ppr. 

SeproitTEOS. — Two hawks rising ppr. 

Motto. — " Perseverunti dabitur." 
Hon. Euwaku Staffoiiu Jhrnincuam: 

Three lozenge-shaped anniiig buckles gu., tongues fesseways. 

Crest. — A stag lodged ppr. 

Motto. — " Amo probos." 
No. 1 — Caftain Blaiu: 

Quarterly: first and fourtli. ar., a elievron between three hunting horns; second and third, on a Siillire sa., nine mascles of tlie first, in chief an estoille gu. 
No. 2. — LoKD DRUMi.ANniti: 

Quarterly : first and fourtli ar., a hnnian heart gu., imperially crowned, ppr., on a chief az., three mullets of the field; second and third uz.. a bend between six 

crosses crosslet littliee or, all within a bordure of the last, charged «ith the double tressure of Scotland. 
Chest. — A man's heart gu., with an imperial crown and winged or. 
Suppokters. — A pegasus on each side. 
Motto. — " Forward." 
Mo. 3. — Captain Stf-PHEnsos : 

Ar., a chevron between three fleur az. on a chief of the last, as many mullets of the first, 
CitEST. — A hand holding a laurel garland, all ppr. 
Mono. — "Coelum non solum." 
4, — (;ar»kn Campuei.l, Esq.: 

Quarterly : first and third, quarterly, first and fourth, a gyronny of eight ; second and third, a stag's head ppr., an escutcheon pendent ; first and third, two boars 
erased for Garden ; second and fourth, iiuarterly, first and third a roundle ; second and third tpiarterly ; first and second a chevron between three stars, 
second and third per fesse. 

CntsT. — An eagle with two heads rising from the fiamcs. 

Motto. — " I bide my time." 



3Jamcs efltltoic d?airlic, 35sa»-^tn(cf)t of tl&c €5oftcn Eimi. 

' As wlirn a lion in Ins den 

Hath Iic.ird the hunter's cries, 
And nislies forth to meet his foes ; 
So did the knight arise." 

The Hermit ok Warkwobth. 

" A helraett of proofe hee strait did provide, 
.■\ strong arminge sworde hee girt by his side. 
On his hand a goodly faire gauntlett put hee; 
Was not this a brave knight, Captain Fairlic ?" 

Ancient Ballad in the Pepv's Collection. 

" To fight with him I saw noe cause, 
Me thought it was not meet; 

For he was stiffe and strong with all, 
His strokes were nothing sweetc." 

The Marriaoe op Sir Gawaink. 

■ Of Hawkyn, of Kerry, 
Of Tomkyn, of Terry, 
Of tlicm that were doughty 
.\nd stalwortli in dede." 

The Tournament of Totthmiam. 

" Turn'd on the horse his armed heel. 
And stirr'd his courage with the steel, 
Bounded the fiery steed in air, 
Tlic rider sat erect and fair." 

Sill Walter Scott. 

\KSHALLED in rank, the retinue of the Knight of the Golden Lion occupy the left side of the Plate. The gonfalon 
tiuats- bravely to the breeze in proud defiance. Halberdiers are clustered around, followed by thase formidable mcn-at-Jirnis 
^JJ on bor.suback, by whose strength, discipline, and valour, the battles of former days were in general decided 

The Knight of the Golden Lion, James O^ilvie Fairlic, Esq., is then seen, mounted on one of the most iiuble horses 
which appeared in the 'rournament, ca|)arizoned in colours, t)lue and crimson, and emblazoned with the heraldic bearings of his rider. The vhanfron 
and matt(firn\ gilt rii stiitt: and the tilting-saddle, with steel-plales, were all of the finest workmanship. 

The Knight himself was cased from head to heel in a suit of bcautifidly polished plate armour, remarkable for its elegant form, aiul of the 
date of Henry the Eighth, richly gilt, and emblazoned with the arms and crest of the Knight. 

'lames Ogilvie Fairlic. Esq.. of \\'illiamfield, in the county of Ayr. is the son of \V, M. Fairlic, Esq., late of Calcutta. Ills bearing wa.s truly 
noble, and he acquitted himself, on this occasion, in a manner that did high honour to these noble sports. 

His standard-bearer, Charles (^ox, Esq., wears a suit of steel armour, gilt ; and his esipiires. Captain I'cttat and Captain I'urve.s follow next, 
one bearing his helmet, deserving of particular notice for its most knightly contour. 

Cupids, enwreathed in floweris, form the border, in the upjier part of which is the heraldic coat of tin- Knight, and on the lower one those 
of his attendants. 


,Iami;s Ogilvie Faiblie, Esq.: 

Or, a lion rampant, and in chief three stars gu. 

C'RftfT. — A lion's head couped or. 

Motto. — " Paratus sum." 
No. 1. — Charles Cox, Esq.: 

Sa., 8 chevron between three stags' heads cabossed. 

Crest. — A stag levant, regard, ar. 
No. 2. — Cavtain Pi rves: 

Az. on a fesse between three mascles ar. as many cinque-foils of the first. 

Cbest. — The sun rising out of a cloud ppr. 

Motto. — " Clarior e tcnebris." 
No. -'J. — Captain Pettat: 

Gu.,a chevron between three wolves' heads ar. 



" Then will I lift nloft Ilic milk white rose. 
With whose sweet smell the air sliall be [)erfumed; 
And in niy st-uulard Iir;ir tlie arms of York." 

" A son, who is the theme of Honour's tongue; 
Amongst a grove, the very straitest plant, 
Who is sweet Fortune's minion, and her pride." 

" Speak terms of manage to thy bounding steed ; 
Cry courage ! — to the field ! " 

" So shall inferior eyes, 
Tliat borrow their behaviours from the groat, 
(irow great by your example, and put on 
The dauntless spirit of resolution. 

Away, and glister like the god of war. 
When he intendeth to become the field : 
Shew boldness, and aspiring confidence." 

SOTHING could exceed tlie chaste and elegant costumes of the retinue of f'liarlcs Lamb, Fsq.. the accompli shed and >iallant 
Knight of the White Rose; the colours of which were hlue and gold, trimmed with white swan's-down fur. and, as 
represented in this plate, formed a light and most beautiful contrast with tlie gorgeous colours which, on all hands, presented 
themselves to the eyes of the spectators. First in the procession is seen Kobcrt Crawfurd. Ksq.. who bears aloft the banner of 
his knight. Then comes the gallant knight liiniself ^vho wears ii suit of polished steel rtip « pic jirniour of early form, witli a skirt of chain mail. 
It w ill be observed that the tilting-shield. borne by one of the cs<|uires, is of a did'erent form and material to those worn by other knight-s, the one 
Iiere represented is of wood, covered with a thin plate of steel, and was constructed under the direction of the knight himself, but from its 
insufficiency to resist the thrust of the lance Imd nearly proved fatal to him in the passage of arms subsequently held at Irvine. It was 
emblazoned with a White Rose, and the motto—" Une fieule." The helmet, which is remarkable for its fine character, is surmounted with the 
erest and plume of tlie knight, and borne by another of his esquires. The mentoniere, bridle gauntlet, van plate, clumfrony and manefure, were 
all in keeping with the fine suit worn by this knight, and proved his good taste and correct jutlgment in the choice of his arms and armour. A 
body of archers, on foot, commanded by Patrick (Jordon, Ksci., take up the remainder of this Plate. They formed a body-guard, escorting their 
knight to the Lists, and added much to the beauty of the procession by their gay, yet martial appearance. 

Charles Lamb, Ks(i.. is the eldest son of Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb, Baronet, and half brother to the Larl of Eglinton. When in 
the Lists the manly bearing and elegant appointments of the Knight of the White Rose, elicited the most marked approl)ation. and were the 
theme of conversation to all who had a t;iste for -the martial costumes of the middle ages. 

The upper border is formed of Cupids, with wreaths encircling the arms of the knight, and in tlie lower binder are those of his attendants, 
with Cupids and bows, arrows, and targets. 


CiiAULts L.\Mit, Kstt : 

Ar., a fesse lozenge or, and az. iu chief, three mascles of the third base fusilly, witliin a burdurr of the same bezantee. 
CuEsT. — A comcl'it liead proper, erased gu. 
Mcrro. — " Deo et Principe." 
No. L — K. Cbawfurd, Esq. : 

A gyrony of eight ; finit quarter, a gyrony of eight. 

Fll©CSgSl'®M "S© ^MiEi lulls'® S-coNTiNUKn. 


Stk d?raiicfs Jpopttfno, ISarontt— Knfoijt of tl)t Utiriitiio Cotajcr- 
KtcljarO aecftnute, IBsq. Snioljt of tljt HtB most. 

" Born of nobU- state. 
Well could he tounu'V, and in Lists debate." 


'• I4e lived with nil the ponip he could devise. 
At tilts and tournaments obtain'd the prize." 

" The following cavalcade, by tlirce and tliree. 
Proceed by titles marshall'd in degree." 


" Onward they press, where glory calls, to amis. 
And spring to war from Pleasure's silken charms ; 

The Henhiadb. 

N the left of the Plate is seen the gonfalon of Sir Francis Hopkins, Bart., Knifjlit of the Hurning Tower. Iiorne by a 
man-at-arms on foot, in the armour of the Infantry of the sixtecntli eenturj. He is followed hy retainers on foot, one of 
whom bears the i)anneret, and tlie other the tiiting-helmet. 

The gallant Knight himself is then seen, mounted on a noble charger, and encased in a cap a pie suit of polished steel 
armour, of very exquisite workmanship, of the date of Henry the Eighth, furnished with a skirt of chain mail. The fine- 
marked and peculiar character of this suit was much admired. The helmet, borne by an attendant, was surmounted with the crest of the Knight. 
The whole of the tilting apparel was in correct taste, emblazoned with heraldic bearings, and comprised the mentoniere, the manteau d'arme, 
bridle gauntlet, tilting lance, and van plate. The horse armour was also very elaborate, consisting of the munefiire, chanfron, and the tilting saddle, 
with steel plates and gilt stirrups. The caparisons and liveries, in colours of black and gold, had a very imposing and grand effect. 

Sir Francis Hopkins, of Athboy, in the county of Meath, was born in 1813, and succeeded to the title in 18I4. The baronetcy was created 
in 1795. 

Immediately following is the tortiye of the Knight of the Ited Rose, or Rose of Lancaster. Richard Lechniere, Esq. A man in armour on 
foot bearing the gonfalon, and accompanied by a monk with a cross, is first seen, and then comes the gallant Knight himself wearing a beautiful suit 
of polished steel german-Huted armour. This suit was of grand proportions and elaborate workmanship, and is of the era of the Emperor 
Maximilian. The horse of the Knight was an animal of remarkable strength and beauty, and is attended by grooms, 

The esquires, J. C. Corry, Escj., and Corbet Smith, Esq., follow on horseback, one bearing the banner and the other the tilting helmet of their 
Knight. The tilting api)arel and horse-armour were of the same complete character as described above, and the caparisons and liveries were in 
colours of scarlet and white. 

This Knight is understood to have assumed the badge of the Red Rose in riglit of pure descent from the House of Lancaster, and the armorial 
bearings of his family are among the earliest registered in the Heralds' Collection. 

The knights visitors in ancient costumes, whose names are given in the Official Programme, followed by the officers of the ("a.-itle, the 
Seneschal and Chamberlain of the household, closed the procession of the knights to the Lists, and formed, as a whole, the most magnificent ])ageant 
on record. 


Sir Francis Hopkins, Bart.: 

Sa. on a chev. between three dexter gauntlets or, as many roses gu., seeded and barbed vert. 

CaEST. — A tower ar., tired ppr. 

Motto. — " Aut suavitate aut vi." 
Richard Lechmehe, Kho. : 

Gu., a fess or, and two pelicans in chief arg. 

Crest. — Out of a ducal coronet a pelican or, vulning itself ppr. 

Mono. — " Ducit unior patriie," 
No. 1. — J. C. Corry, Ebq. : 

Gu., a saltire argent, and a rose or. 

Crest. — A cock ppr. 
No. 2. — Corbet SMriii, Esq.: 

Sa. on a chevron bftween three roses. 

" In what martial equipage 
They issue forth, steel bows, and shafts their arms. 
Of equal dread in flight, or in pursuit ; 
All horsemen, in which fight they most excel : 
See how in warlike muster they appear." 


All brave in arms well train'd to wield 
The heavy halbert, brand, and shield : 
And now by holytide and feast, 
From rules of discipline released." 


DKSCiiiPI ION or I'LA I K— No. X\ . 

IZri)c <S^(iura[ yTis\x> of tf)c iLf0t5. 

'• Tiic huiics drcss'd in rich oyinnrs were seen, 
Of Florence satin, flowei'd with white and green, 
And for a shade bftmxt the bloomy gridelin ; 
The borders of their petticoats below, 
VVerc guarded thick witli rubies on a row ; 
And every damsel wore upon her head. 
Of flowers a garland, blended while and red. 
Attired in mantles all the knights wore seen, 
That gratified the view with cheerful green ; 
Their chaplcis, of the ladies' colonrs, were 
Composed of white and red, to shade their shining hair. 
Before the* merry troop the minstrels play'd ; 
All in their master's liveries were array'd. 
Their instruments were various in their kind, 
Some for the bow, snd some for breathing wind : 
The sawtry, i>ipe, and hautboy, noisy band. 
And the soft lute trembling beneath the touching hand." 

Chai'ceb, The Fi.omi;r and the Li.m. 

" The tnimpets sound — 
And warlike symphony is heard around." 

" Next these the kindred of tlie knights are graced 
With nearer seats, ami lorils by ladies placed ; 
Scarce were they seated, when, with clamours loud. 
In rush'd at once a nulc promiscuous crowd : 
The guards, and these each other overbear. 
And in a moment throng tlie spacious theatre ; 
Now changed the jnrring noise to n'hispers low, 
As winds forsaking seas more softly blow." 

' Thus ranged the herald for tlie last proclaims. 
A silence while they answer'd to their names." 

ERSONS who had the good fortune to be present at the celebration of this grand spectacle, will recognise, at a glance, 
the correctness and fidelity of this representation of the " Lists." The tilting ground was chosen with excellent judgment 
by the noble Earl of Eglinton. It was marked out in a part of the elegant domain in the park of the Castle which was 
bounded on one side by a gentle slope, on which the great masses of spectators, certainly not less in number than sixty 
thousand took their ])osition, and from \v]iich the whole were enabled, without difliculty, to view, as from an eminence, all 
the jilain beneath them ; opposite to this slope, on the other side of the plain, was erected the grand balcony, in which was 
plaml tlic throne of the Queen of Beauty, the scats of her attendants, and the scats and places set apart for the numerous, illustrious, and eminent 
personages who honoured the sports by their presence. There were also other l>alconies on this siile of the Lists, and the whole afforded accom- 
modation for several thousands of visitors. The tilting ground itself, was a fine plain of verdant turf, iicrfectly flat^ and admirably adapted to the to which it was jiut. At either end were seen the magnificent pavilions of the knights about to engage in the warlike contests, and the 
outside covering of the pavilions being in stripes of the colours of the respective knights, added much to the general effect and beauty of the scene. 
They were also decorated with armorial bearings ; emblazoned shields were affixed to the sides of their entrances and banners, pennon.s, 
and flags, rustled bravely in the wind from tlieir summits. Here were to be seen, bands of retainers, servitors, grooms, and attendants; 
some in busy preparation, examining the lances of the knights, arranging pieces of armour, attending to the wants of the numerous war-horses, 
\vhich neighed in proud defiance of each other. Here, too, were to be seen those temporary idlers whose hour for active service had not yet arrived, 
carousing from the wine cup, the rich fluids, which were with a most liberal hand supplied by knightly munificence, as in the best days of chivalry 
and hospitality. The scene was at once imposing from its magnificence, and jocund from its good humour. It was diversified most strongly, yet 
most pleasingly, by the variety of costume, the brilliancy of colour, and the ijuaintness of character in many of the habiliments of the many thousands 
habited in ancient fashions. Strong bodies of men-at-arms were passing and repassing continually, yet no disorder was observable, so excellent were 
tile arrangements of the Knight Marshal of the Lists, and so well did his subordinates, the Deputy Marshals, carry his orders into effect. Along the 
plain, midway between the slope before-mentioned and the grand balcony, ran the barrier (as seen in the representation]. It extended in length 
.'JOO yards, was five feet and a half high, built of strong planks, supported by pallisades, precisely according to the laws of chivalry in the middle 
ages; along the sides of the barrier, the turf was thickly .strewn with sawdust, to jjrcvcnt the horses from slipping. The Lists themselves, which 
occuiHcd rather more than three acres of ground, were surrounded by a strong fence of jjallii-adcs, to prevent the promiscuous intrusion of too large 
a crowd, and the possibility of accidents. 

As it is important that all that can illustrate this portion of the Tournament be understood, wc may be pardoned for extracting a part of the 
description of the Lists from an account published at the time, at Edinburgh, which is accurately correct. 

"At the .south end of the Lists, on either side of the entrance, stood the tent and pavilions of the Earl of Eglinton, azure and or. Immediately 
<.n the right stood the pavilion of Lord George Heresford, sable and argent ; also on the south side of the Lists, and on the other side of Lord 
Eglinton's encampment, stood the pavilion of Mr. Jerningham, gules and argent. Lord Glenlyon's tent and pavilions, azurc,T»ules, and vert, were 
erected on the east side of the Listj*, immediately beside Lord George Beresford's ; and Mr. Lechmere's appeared next in order, with the pavilion of 

DESCRIPTION OE' IM.ATH— N.i X V— continui-.i.. 

tlic Black Kiiiglil, salilu. on tlx- rijiht. At llip ncirlhcn end of tlu' I.isU, Karl Craven's tent anil pavilions, gnles and argent, occupied the centre, 
with Captain I'airlie's, gules and azure; Mr. Lamh's, azure and or lozenge, over argent; the Karl of Cassilis, Captain Cage's, and Sir Francis 
Hopkins', argent, extending towards the east ; and with Viscount Alford's, azure and argent ; and the Marquess of Waterford's, argent and sable, 
towards the west. Of the galleries with which the eastern side of the Lists wa.s occupied, the central one was fitted up with great nnignificcnce, and 
built in the Cothic style of architecture. The throne for the (Jueen of Beauty formed a part of the graml gallery, which, at this point, slightly jutting 
out, at once caught the eye, not less from its prominence than from the elaborate carved work overlaid with gold, which sunnounted this regal seat, 
and from the drapery of crimson damask with which it Was hung. The smaller galleries were also richly ornamented. The grand gallery 
accommodated SOU persons, and, in the lower part of it, scats were provided for the Ivglinton tenantry ; while the galleries by which it was flanked 
held «0() e.ach. " 

This will convey some notion of the general magnificence of the scene, which was rendered still more exciting from the hustle and animation 
which pervaded every part, the careering of the steeds, the tumult of preparation for the joust, the shouts of the spectators and the eager 
expectation of the vast multitude. 

The border or frame of this jilatc describes recumbent figures of warriors. 


" Dim de batailles ! where linve tliey tliis mettle f 
Is not their climate fopg}', riiw. and dull ; 
On whom, as in despight, the sun looks paie, 
Kiltinf! their fruit with frowiis ? Can sodden uate 
A drench for sur-reyn'd jades, their barley brotii 
Decoct their cold blood to such vahaiit heat .*" 

" Then let tlie trumpets sound 
The tucket-sonuancc, and the note to mount." 

" Marshal, ask yonder knight in arms, 
Both who he is, and why he conieth hither 
Thus plated in habiliment*, of war;' 

And formally according to our law 
Depose him in the justice of his cause." 

" My dancing soul doth celebrate 
Tliis feast of battle witli mine adversary." 

" Being mounted and both roused in their seats, 
Their neighing coursers daring of the spur. 
Their armed staves in charge, their beavers down. 
Their eyes of fire sparkling through sights of steel. 
And the loud trumpet blowing them together." 


KilDLY adiieriiig to the feats of the Tournament, the artist has liere represented the " Challenge." In the back grouiul are 
^een the trees and the spectators, and in the middle distance the pavilions. 

The halberdiers are at their posts, whilst an esquire to the Earl of Eglinton holds a gauntlet. The friar is happily 
introduced: should either knight he mortally wounded, the office of this "holy man" would he in immediate recpiisition, and 
' though, fortunately, such was n(»t here the case, his presence was necessary to make the rcjiresenUtion perfect, and is in strict 
accordance uitli the custom of the middle ages. The figure in half-armour, on foot, is Lord Maidstone. In the middle of the picture is the Marquess 
of Waterford. whose horse is rearing. He accepts the challenge to meet the Lord of the Tournament in the Lists. One of the es(|uires of the nohic 
Marquess prei)are.s to give him his lance. An armourer is properly introduced ; another esquire is in the act of mounting. This Plate is an exact 
represcnution of this most interesting moment. The eyes of the concourse of spectators were bent upon the scene with an intensity of feeling 
which it is impossible adequately to describe, and all was hushed in silence as the challenge was given and received. 


" Ite stirring as the time; l»c fire with fire; 
Threaten the threateiier. and outface the brow 
Of briuiging horror : so shall inferior eyes. 
That borrow their behaviour from the (jreat, 
Grow f(reHt by your example, and put on 
The dauntless spirit of resohition. 
Awuy : and gUstcr like the God of war. 
When he intendeth to become the field : 
Sliew boldness and aspiring confidence. 

" By that sword I swear. 

Which gently laid my knif^lithood on niy shoulder, 
I'll answer tliec in any fair degree. 
Or chivalrous design of knightly trial : 
And, when I mount, alive may I not light. 
If I be traitor, or unjustly fight !" 


" you shall see 

Justice decide the victor's chivalry. 

Lord Marshal, command our otlicer at arms 

Be ready to direct these home alarms. 

" This is the day appointed for the combat ; 
And ready are the appellant and defendant. 
The armourer and his man, to enter the lists. 
So please your lordship to behold tlie fight." 


" He that bear'th him best in the Tournament, 
Shal be granted the Gree by the common assent." 


" A steed in haste ful knightly he bestrode 
.-\nd them amonge like Mars himself he rode." 

Lyuoate's " BoKE OF Tkov." 

1:L1>0M lia-s such a scene as tliis P[;ite presunts been viewed in tlie annals of the best days of cliivalrj. liefore describing 
till- Plate, it will be necessary to give an account of the Jousts generally, and we will avail ourselves of an extract from the 
publication before ([noted as being germane to the purpose. 

" The Irvine archers, clad in Lincoln green, took their -station in a line in front of the grand gallery : and the sturdy 
followers of Lord (Jlcnlyon, to the number of a hundred, all arrayed in the Highland garb of Athole tartan, remained on the 
opposite side of the Lists. The ground was kept by a party of the Ayrshire yeomanry, 

" When the Lord of the Tournament, the Karl of Eglinton, proceeded with head unheliued to pay his devoirs to the Queen of Beauty, shouts burst from every side; and the woods re-echoed the plaudits which were repeated as he gracefully bowed to the noble and fair occupants 
of the grand gallery. 

" The lances of the knights, which were arranged in conical form, on stands at either end of tlie Lists, were about twice the length of the 
cotnbatmts, and were headed with rochets, or round Hat pieces of wood, ;ls 'the arms of courtesy* were wont to be. It may also be premised that, 
in tilting, the condiatints first proceed to the opposite ends of the barrier, parallel with which they are then to galloj), the one on the one side and 
the other on the other, holding their .spears inclined, with the points across the barrier, until meeting in mid career, they do honour to themselves 
by breaking their lance on the defensive armour of their adversary. 

"The Knight of the Swan, was the first knight who appeared for the purpose of tilting. He was opposed by the Knight of the Golden 
Lion. In the first course they passed without touching, and the course was not reckoned : the masque of iron on the horse of the Knight of the 
Swan was loosened in the second ; in the third his horse swerved from the barrier ; but in the fourth the Knight of the (Joldcn Lion broke his 
lance on the shield of his opponent. 

"The Earl of Eglinton, Lord of the Tournament, appeared as challenger in the next tilt. He was clad in a complete suit of richly gilded 
armour, which far outshone in brilliancy the panoply of his compeers. His noble mien and magnificent appearance, the beauty of Ins charger, 
and his skill in the management of the animal, drew down the repeated acclamations of the multitude. Nor was his opponent, the Knight of 
the Dragon, the Mar<iuess of Waterford, observed with less interest by those who could identify him by his device. From the opposite entls of the 
barrier, the distinguished knights, attended each by an e.s(iuirc, rushed on to the combat ; tlie Knight of the Dragon, plunging his rowels into the 
sides of his horse, imi)etuously urging to its utmost speed the noble animal, over which he had complete mastery, while the Lord of the Tournament 
advanced in stately pride, but yet with scarcely less velocity, on his well managed charger, till they met in the middle of their career. The Lord 
of the Tournament shivered his lance on the shield of his opponent, which rang with the stroke, and the victor was saluted by the greetings of his 
es(|uires and the enthusiastic acclamations of the spectator.s gratified with the skill displayed in the encounter. In the second course both knights 
missed, but in the third, the noble Earl again broke his lance on the armour of his opponent. After another burst of applause the noble Earl, amidst 
contiimed shouts and martial music of the band, rode up to the gallery and paid his devoirs to the Queen. 

" The next challenger was the Knight of the Burning Tower, who was opposed to tlie Bed Rose. I>i the first course the former hit his 
adversary. In the second the lance of the Knight of the Burning Tower was shivered and thrown high in the air, and the top of the lance of the 
other combatant was also broken. In the third the Knight of the Burning Tower hn,kc his lance on the helmet of the Knight of the Bed Hose, 
and a burst of acclamation rent the air in honour of the knight who had so gallantly borne himself in the nmontre, which was not less skilfully 
conducted than that of the preceding combatants. 

UKNCUIl'TiON or l'l-ATK--\o. \\ ll.-c on 1 1 Nfin 

" When Sir F. Hopkins liixd [mid his devoirs to the Queen of Beauty, the Knight of the Uhick Lion. ;tntl the Knight of the proemled 
to the extremities of the hjirrier. In the first course both knights missed; in the second, the Knight of the IHaek l.ion struck the Knight ()f 
Gael's lanee; and in the third eourse, the Knight of the Black l.ion hroke his lance against the armour of his opponent." 

In the fifth tilt, the Martjuess of Waterford encountered Lord Alford. In the first passage both passed without hitting or being hit ; but, in 
the second passage. Lord Alford struck the noble Marquess, and broke off the head of his lanee, In the third passage, the lance of the Marquess of 
Waterford splintered upon the shield of his opponent, and the shouts of the s])ectators hailed him the victor. This concluded the tilting of the 
first day. 

We subjoin, in order to render the account of this, the most important part of the 'ronrnament. as correct and as ample as possible, the 
description of the Tilting, by another eye-witness of the various pn^isages. It will be seen that there is some trifling discrepancy in the statements; 
that discrepancy is, however, trivial, and arose, no doubt, from the narrators being at difTerent points of the ground, and from the great rapidity 
with which the encounters of the knights took place. 

IIIE lll,TlN(i. 

A challenge having been sovinded, the first course 
took place between the Knight of the Swan, Hon. 
Mr. .Icrnhighani. and the Knight of the (iolden 
Lion. J. O. riiirlie, Esq. The parties, armed at 
all points, were conducted by tlie marshals to their 
positions, one at each end and on opposite sides of 
the barrier, wlierc they remained till the heralds slionld 
announce the onset. The cry of " Laisser les Allez" 
being given, the heralds tlien sounded the charge, and 
the knights met at full gallop. For the sake of 
brevity we shall enumerate the courses as follows : — 

1. Passed without striking. 

2. Passed without striking. 

a. False run. Hon. Mr. Jerniiigliiim's horse 

4. J. O. Fairtio, Esq.'s lance broken on opponent's 
shield. This closed the first tilt; after which the 
victor knight (.1. (). Fairlie, Esq.), was conducted to 
the throne and made his obeisance to the Queen. 


Lord Eglinton, the Lord of the Tournament, and 
tlie Marquess of Waterford, Knight of tlie Dragon. 

1. Both lances broken, ((ireat cheering). 

2. The start being unequal, both passed without 
attempting to hit. 


Lord (ilenlyon, the Knight tlie (Jael, and 
Viscount Alford, Knight of the lilaek Lion, 't he 
following was the order of the courses : — 

1. Lances crossed — Lord (ilenlyon's splintered. 

2. Passed without hitting. 
:j. Do. do. 

The tilt was not a very spirited one. 'I'iie advantage 
lay with Lord (ilenlyon, who was conducted by the 
marshal to pay obeisance to the Queen of Ueauty. 


J. O. Fairlie, Esq., Knight of the Ciolden Lion, 
and the Earl of Craven, Kniglit of the (JriHin. 

L The parties advanced rather cauliou^ly, but both 
lances were shivered at the charge. ((Jreat applause). 
Lord Craven's armour deranged by the shock. 

2. Passed without hitting. 

3. Lord Craven's lance having been splintered, 
he was declan^l the victor, Jind as such was led to the 
presence of the Queen, annd much applause, 

THian TU.T. 

R. Lechmere, Esq., Kniglit of tlie lied Rose of 

.1. Lord Eglinton's lance splintered on the shield 
of the Marquess. (Renewed applause). 

Lord Eglinton, the victor, was conducted to the 
throne by the marshal, as on the previous occasion. 
Rotli riders were well mounted, the Earl riding a 
gallant chesnut, and the Marquess a cream-coloured 
charger of high spirit and action. 

TUtaD TU.T. 

Sir V. Hopkins, the Knight of the Burning Tower, 
and R. J. Lechnieie, Esq., the Knight of the Red 
Rose. This was a spirited bout. 

L Both struck. Sir F. Ho))kins' lance broken on 
his opponent's shield. (Cheering.) 

2. Both struck, and both lances broken. The 
Innce of the Knight of the Burning Tower was broken 
foul on the helmet of the Kniglit of the Red Rose, 
whose lance was broken fairly on the shield of his 

3. Sir F. Hopkins' lance again broken ; his adver- 
sary having, from the severity of the previous shock, 
injured his hand, was unable to bring his lance to bear 
on his opponent. (Cheers.) — Sir F. Hopkins victor. 


Lord (ilenlyon. Knight of the Gael, and Lord 
Alford, Knight of the Black Lion. 

Lancaster, and the Earl of Eglinton, Lord of the 

1. Passed without hitting. 

2. A pass of courtesy. 

3. Lord Eglinton's lance broken, the criksh rever- 
berating through the lists (preat applause), the shield 
of his o|)poneiit being broken by the shock. The 
Lord of the Tourney declared the victor. 

Succeeding this tilt, the lierahl moved opposite the 
seat of the Queen of Beauty, and after repeating " O 
yes." three times, announced that an Unknown Kiiii'ht 
had challenged the Knight of the Dolphin (Eari Cas- 
sillis). This created considerable excitement, for it 
was understood that the Unknown would be a German 
Prince of fame and fortune ; but the challenger did 
not .ipjtear, jind the challenge dropped. 


W. L. Gilmour, Esq.. the Black Knight, and the 
Marquess of Waterford, Knight of the Dnigon. 

1. Passed without hitting. 

2. Do. do. 

3. Do. do. Undecided. 

L Passed without hitting. 

2. Crossed lances, but no damage sustained. 

3. Lord -Alford broke his lance on his opponent's 
shield, while the lance of Lord Glenlyon struck the 
helmet of Lord Alford. carrying away his feathers and 
other favours. During this encounter, it was curious 
to observe the interest manifested in the result by the 
retainers of Lord Glenlyon. Lord Alford the victor. 

By way of varying the amusements, a combat now 
ensued, on foot, in front of the throne, between two 
swor{ismen, Mr. M'lan of the London Theatres, and 
an ensign of the Life (Juards, each with a double- 
handed sword, and clothed in coats of mail. Tlie 
performance was well enacted, — the parties laying 
about them with all tlir animation and prowess <)f an 
oiitrance encounter. The bout having been com-hided. 
the heralds announced another eluUenge on the pari 
of the knights, when the 


took place, betwi.\t the Marquess of Waterford and 
Lord Alford. 

\. Passed witliout hitting. 

2. Lord Alford struck his opponent, breaking the 
head off his lanre. 

3. Marquevs of Waterford's lance splintered on the 
shield of his opponent, (Applause.) — Marquess victor. 

On I-'riday. the tilting wa.s renewed, and thus 


lietween Lord Cassillis, Knight of the Dolphin, and 
Charles Lamb, Esq., Knight of the White Rose. 

L Passed without hitting. 

2. Do. do. 

3. Crossed lances, but neither had the advantage. 


Hon. Mt. Jerningham, Knight of the Swan, and 
Captain Gage, Knight of the Ram. 
L Passed without hitting. 

2. Unfair start, — a pass of courtesy. 

3. Passed without hitting. 


J. O. Fairlie, Esq., Knight of the (Jolden Lion, and 
Sir Francis Hopkins, Knight of the Burning Tower. 
L Passed witliout hitting. 

2. J. O. Fairlie, Esq., broke Ins liinee on liis o|)po- 
ncnt's shield. 

3. Passed without hitting. — J. (). Fairlie, Esq., 

Such were the kiiiglitly deeds in the lists on the first day (Wednesday) of the Tournament, 
were the passages. 

The Plate itself represents the third passage in the second tilt on the first day of the Tournauu'nt, at the nmmcnt when the lance t.f the 
Karl of I*'.glinton was shivered on the shield of the Marqiie-ss of" Waterford. 

The two esquires to the left of the spectator, are J. C. Mc Doual. Lstp, and V. Cavendish, ICsi,. Sir ('. I/uub is seen in the background 
galloping to the barrier, and holding up his warder, or stuff of ofTicc. The Karl of Kglinton is nearly in the centre, and is the principal figure. On 
the other side of the barrier is his martial opponent, the Marquess of Waterford. and close behind him are his es((uires, J. Kieanlo. Ksq.. and 
Sir Charles Kent. Bart. The jester, Mr. Mc Ian, is on the extreme right. This was a most animating .scene, The artist has caught the enthusiasm 
of the mmneiit, and transmitted it through his pencil. 

nESCIlII'TION OF PLATE— Xo. XVIII.— continifd. 

it \vit> a stiiTing scene, llie eyes of thousands were straincil lo witness the prowess of tlio combatants, wliowitli dirtitulty restrained tlic ardour 
of their neighing steeds, and waited with impatience tlie signal of the heralds. 

" Si qUB Sonum procul nrma tledcrr, 

Stnre loco nescit, niicat auribus. et (remit nrtus, 
Collectiimque prcmcns volvit sub naribus igncm.' 

'■ He pawcth in the valley, and rcjoiceth in his strength : he goeth on to meet the armed men." 
'■ He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted ; neither tumcth he back from the sword." 

•■ He swallowetli tlic ground with fierceness and rage : neither bt-licvclh lie that it is the sound of the trumpet." 

" He saith among the trumpets, Ma ! iia ! and he smelleth tlie battle ufar off, the thunder of tlie captains and tlio shouting." 

At length tiie trumpets gave the signal for the charge, and the warlike words — " Laisttez Im Aller" were heard. There was no delay, the 
knights advanced at a gallop, and met each other in "mid career." The rules of the Tournament restricted tlie number of blows to be given and 
received, and restrained the combatants from tlie full development of those warlike impulses which the excitement of tlie moment could not fad to 
create. It was well those rules were stringent, and enforced by the authority of such a knight-marshal of the Lists as Sir Charles Montolieu Lamb ; 
but for his firmness of resolution, well-timed interjiosition, and almost ubiquity of presence, tlie heated blood of those engaged might have carried 
the imitation of war to its reality, or, at least, might have produced results to be regretted in tlieir cooler moments, by those who met as friendly 
opponents. The eight knights met and exchanged blows with right good will. Unfortunately the gauntlet of the Knight of the Swan, either from 
being not properly secured, or from some defect in the rivets by which the scales were connected, proved insutlicient to protect the wrist of the 
wearer from the ponderous sword wielded by the strong arm of the Black Knight to whom he was opposed. The gauntlet was cut through, and a 
wound inflicted, which might have proved of dangerous consequences but for the prompt attendance of Dr. Guthrie, of Ayr, who was fortunately 
a spectator of the combat, and who instantly tendered his chirurgical assistance ; the wounded gentleman, who had also received a stunning blow on 
his casque, was conveyed from the Lists, and carried by his attendants to his pavilion, where the requisite means for his recovery were atlbrded by 
the learned leech just mentioned. Tlie Honorable Mr. Jerningham sutVered severely from the effect of this wound ; but iiappily recovered after a 
temponin,' roniinement. 

Two of the combatants —the Knight of the Dragon, the Marquess of Waterford, and his valiant adversary, the Knight of the lilack Lion, 
Lord Alford, reined up their foaming btee<ls, and, more intent upon signalizing their prowess and their skill in the use of their weapons, than strictly 
obedient to the laws of the combat —a pardonable offence and one scarcely to be avoided in the hey-day of youthful bluod, and amidst the excitements 
of the moment — were about to commence a conflict that might have realized the scenes of the olden time, and carried out the incidents of the 
Tournament beyond what was intended or contemplated by the noble Earl of Kglinton. Iiappily the Knight Marshal of the Lists, whose eagle eye 
surveyed all parts of the field, was at hand. That gallant knight, putting spurs to his horse, thrust in between the knightly opponents, and with his 
staff of office, held up in token of command, restrained their somewhat loo impetuous ardour. The knights were in a moment obedient to this great 
functionary; they obeyed the command, and, by so doing, illustrated how well they knew the duties imposed by chivalry, and how completely they 
were subservient to its laws. With this display of valorous achievement, the sports of the day concluded, and the cavalcade returned to the Castle. 
The scene was most splendid, the spectators were carried backward four hundred years ; they beheld the realization of the ages of the conqueror, of 
the crusades, the fields of Agincourt and Cressy. The glowing descriptions of old chroniclers were acted before their eyes ; they lived in the best 
days of glorious chivalry ! 


' In doubtful battle, doubling blow on blow, 
Like lightning flamed their faulcliions to and fro. 
And shot a dreadful gleam; so strong they strook. 
There .seem'd less force required to fell an oak." 


' With him there wentcn knights many on, 
Some wol armed in an habergeon. 
And in a plate, and in a gipon ; 
And some wol have a pair of pktes large, 
Some wol been armed on his legges wclc, 
And have an axe, and some a mace of steel, 
There n' is no newe guise, that it n' as old : 
Armed they weren, as I have you told, 
Everich after his opinion." 


When these Suns — 

For so they phrase them — by their heralds challcng'd 

The noble spirits to anns, they did perform 

Beyond thought's compass; that former fabulous story. 

Being now seen possible enough, got credit." 


" I wot yt 'was' ne ehyldcr game; whan thay togedyr met. 
When icha freke in the feld on his feloy bet. 
And layd on styfly, for nothing wold thay let, 
And foght ferly fast, tyll their horses swet. 
And few wordys spoken." 

Tournament m- Tottesmam. 

" The Eldridge knight was mickle of might. 
And stiffc in stowcr did stande. 
But Sir Cauline with a backward stroke. 
He smote on his right band." 

Sir Cauline. 

I IIF. tilting lias been already described, and the Plate by which tlic description is illustrated is so accurate a representjition of 
what actually took place at EgUnton, that even those who were not eye-witnesses of the Joust, can form a perfect idea from 
that alone, of this part of the warlike pastimes exhibited in the Lists, and in which the most exalted nobles and honourable 
men in the country were the performers. The same praise is due to this Plate, in which the artist lias depicted, with the 
ttriclest tidelitj- to the facts, the sword combat of the '* McK-e." 
The celebrated description of the " Passage of Arms" of Ashby-de-la-Zoucli, wliicli occurred in the reign of Richar<l the First, the " Lion- 
hearted" king, by Sir Walter Scott, h;is rendered all people of research and taste familiar with the modes of combat adopted by our ancestors ; that 
description is, however, t;iken from the accounts of similar events with which the writings of Froissart abound. 'J'hose who would acquire a minuter 
knowledge of these mimic " feats of brawl and battle," will, in the chronicles of the last-named writer, an eye-witness of the .scenes he paints, fmd 
ample employment for their leisure, and in tlie pages of the old romance writers may be found almost interminable narratives of Tilts and 
Tournaments, the Mfil6e, and the Joust; and more particularly in the celebrated Spanish romance — " Amadis of Gaul" — will the taste of the lover of 
chivalry find gratification and amusement. 

In this Plate, eight kn 

The knidits > 

The I'arl of Fglinton The Lord of the Tournament. ~i 

The Marquis of Waterford .... The Knight of the Dragon. | 

Walter Little (iilmour. Esq The Illack Knight. | 

Charles Lamb, Esq The Kniglit of the White Rose. J 

R. J. Lechmere, Esq The Knight of the Rose of Lancaster.' 

Viscount Alford The Knight of the Black Lion. 

The Honourable E. S. Jerningham . Tlie Knight of the Swan. 

J. O. Fairlie, Esc] The Knight of the Golden Ijion. 

On the one side. 

On the other side. 

The mtUe took place on that part of the Lists which extended between the *' barrier" and the gallerj' in wliich the Queen of Ileauty, her 
attendants, and the guests at the Castle were seated. There were in this gallery, besides many noble and distinguished persons whose names have 
already been mentioned, the following long list of the rank, fashion, and beauty of the three united kingdoms. 

DI'.SCniPTION or PI.ATE— No. XVIII. -continued. 

Ailsn, MnrquFM ami Mnrchioti»« of 

Aniieslcy, Mr, nml Mm. 

Agncw, Col. nriil Mrt. 

Artltur, I>r. anJ Mn. 

Aleitnndcr, Mr. aikI Mr«., of Dniloclimylo 

Alcxnoiler, Mr. W. nnd B. 

Ainl, Mr., of Ci-oHflnl 

AllUon. Mr. 

Auld, Mr. 

Abcrcom, Marqurss of 
Aililey, Lord and Lndy 
Alexander, Mr«., ofSouthbar 

Ddird, Sir D. nnd I.ndy Aiiiio 
Baird, Major mid Mim 
Blnntyri;, Lndy, and Miw Stewart 
Blair, Sir D, and Lndy Hunter 
Boawoll, Mr. J. I)., of Gnrnllivn, nnd the 

BIftir, Colonel, and Mrs. Hiintcr, of Dun»key 
Bell, Shcriir 

Boyle, Lord Justice Clerk, and Mr*, nnd 

Misses, of Shevvalton 
Boyle, Mr. nnd Mr<. I*. 
Bloir, Mr. W., youn^tcr, of Blair 
Bollnnt\iic, Mr., of Costlchill 
Blair, Mr. B. 
Blanc, Mr. 
Balfour, Mr. 
Bedford, Mr. nnd Mra. 
Burnett, Mr. and Mi»ae«, of Gadgirth 
Burgeidi, Lord 

Blanc, Mr. and Mrs., of ScaficM 
Blncklnirn, Mr. and Mra. 
Back, Captain 
Burges, John Yuge, Esq. 
Buonaparte, Prince I/Oui> 
Belliaven, Lord and Lndy 
Boswcll, Sir J., Itart. 
Brcadalbane, Marqueu of 
Brook. Mr. 

BoRle, Mr., of Ilosemount 
Buchnnnni Mr., younger, of Catrinebank 
Burt, J. O. M. 
Blackwood, Mr. A. 

Crawford, Mr. anil Miu, of Cartaburn 
Crawford, T. M., younger, of Cartsbuni, 

nSrd Highlanden 
Cnlhcjirt, Sir Jolin A. 
CatUcart, Hon. ('ol. and Mr«. M. 
Cunningham, Sir A., CroMliill 
Cunningham Allison, Mis., of Logan 
ColTillc. Mr. and Mrs. 
Clark, Col., nnd Miues Roger 
Colbrook, Sir E. 
Cnmie, Dr. 

Carter, Col., and officer* of the 1st Royals 

Campbell, Mr., of Sorulicg 

Cunninghum, Mr. nnd tliu Miucs Smith, of 

Cunningham, Mishcs 
Campbell, .Mr. and Misses 
Campbell, Mr., Mrs., and Miss, of Craigc 
Campbell, Captain 
Chambers, Mr. W., Edinburgh 
Craccrofl, Mr. 

Crawford, Col., Mrs. and Miues, of Newfield 
Caniie, Mrs. and Misses Turnbull 
Clark, Mr. 

Cnrnif, Mr. and Mrs. 
Cunningham, F. 
Charteris. Mr. P. 
Crowen, Hon. F. 
Cowan, Mr. and Miut 

Crawfurd, Mr., Mn., and Misses, of Crau> 

Campbell, Mr. and Misses 
Campbell, Mr. D. 
Cochrane, Mr, and Miu«i 
Cowan, Mr. and Misses 
Carpcndalc, Mr., Mrs., and Miss 
Charlenllc, Karl nnd Countess of 
Cavendish, Hon. Frederick 
Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Garden, of Fife- 

Cox, Captain 
Corbould, Mr. 
Crawford, LiouU 
Campbell, Sir H. 
CheUea, Lord 

Cariiwnlh, the Dowager CountcKi of 
Cunningham, Mr., of Thornton 

Crawford, Mr., of Dooiiiiile 
Cnmphril, Mr. and Mrs., of Fairfield 
Campbell, Mr. nnd Mrs., ofTreesbnnks 
Crnick, Mr. nnd Miss, of Arbigland 
Colnnghi, Mr. Martin 

Dnimlnnrig, Lord 
Doiiglnn, Marquees of 

Douglas, Col., and Oflicera of the 78th 

Des Devaux, Mr. and Lndy Sophia 
Dodd, Sir W. 

Dnnmore, Earl and Countesn of 
Dundns, Sir D. 
Douglas, I^dy J. 
Dnlrymple. Mr. 
Daviibion, Mr. and Mrs. 
Donaldson, Dr. 
Dunn, Cnptuin and Mrs. 
Davics, Rev. Mr. 
Debchcrvies, Mr. 
Dunlop, Mr. nnd Mra. 
Denhnm, C.-iptnin and Mrs. 
Dalgleish, Mr. 
Dow, Rev. Mr. 

Denhnm, Captjun, R. N., and Mrs. nnd 

Charles Dcnhnm, Eaq. 
Downll, Mr. 
Don, Sir William, Bart. 
Dallas, Sir Robert und Miu 
Darling, Mr. P. 

Elliott, Sir W. 

Finnie, Provost Kilmarnock 
Fnirlic, Miss. ofBellfield 
Fullnrlon, Misses 
Forbes, Mr., of Callendar 
Forrester, Lord and Hon. Cecil 
Fitxharris, Lord 
Fairlie, Mrs., of Willinmrield 
Fairlic, Mr. and Mrs., of Holmes 
Fergusson, Sir Charles and Lndy 
Ferguuon, Mr., Mrs., and Miss 
Fullerton, Mr., Mra., and Miss 
Farquharson, Col, nnd Mrs. 
Fortcsque, Mr, 
Fortesqiie, Misses 
Futlarton, Mrs. and Miu 
Fergu«on, Mr, 
Fife, of 

Fuirlie, Sir John and Lady Cunningham 

Gordon, Sir John and Lady 
Glenlyon, Lady and Misses Murray 
Graham, Sir J, and Lady 
Graham, Mr., of Neiherby 
Gordon, Sir R. 
Gordon, Lieut. 

Greenock, Lady and Miis Cathcart 
Graham, Cnptain and Mrs. 
Gilpin, Mr. 
Gilmour, Mr. 
Gray, Provost 

Glasgow, Mr., Mrs., and Mioses 
(inxcoigne, Mr. J. 
(fiiseoigne, Mr. 
Gisborne, Mr. and Mr. A. 
Grieve, Mr, 
Grant, Dr. 
Gillies, Provost 

Gordon, Mr. T., of Newton Lodge 

Gray, Mr., of Glcntig 

Grny, Mr., younger, of Glcntig 

Hodgson, Mr. 
Hill, Mr. D. O. 
Hamilton, Col. and Mrs. 
Himlockie, Sir J, 
Hay, Sir Adam 
Hunter, Mr. J, 
Hunter, Mr. R. 
Hnmilttin, Misses 

Hunter. Mr. and Mrs,, of Hunterslon 
Hope, Mr. nnd Mr>, 
Holvell, Mr. C. 
Hamilton, Miss 
Hughes, Mrs. 

Hojieloun, Lady, and Miss Macdoiiald 
Houstoun, Miiis 
Hay. Meurs. 

Hamilton, Mr. and Miss M. 
Hamilton, Dr. and Mr. A. 
linniilton, Mrs. and Misses 

Hay, Cnpluin nnd Mis., of Coilsficid 
Hiimillon, James, Esq. 
Head, Sir Francis 
Head. Sir George 

Hamilton, A., Esq., of Carcluie, nnd Lndy 

Hamilton, Mr. and the Misses, of Sundrnm 
Hnmiiton, Mrs, and the Misses, of Pinmore 
Hiinter, Mr., Mrs., and Miss, of Doon- 

Houston, Esq., M. P. 
Hamilton, Colonel Hugh 
Hunter, Mr. A. 

Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs., of Braehead 
Hunter, Mr. Campbell, 30th Regiment 
Hoilgson, Esq,, M. P. 

Irvine, Mr. 
Ingcstrie, Viscount 

Jemingham, Hon. Mrs. 
Johnstone, Mrs. and Miss 
Johnstone, Mr. 
Jamieson, Mr. and Mrs. 

Kennedy, Col., Mrs. and Miss 

Kearney, Lieut. Colonel and Mrs., nnd 

Oflicera of Queen's 2nd Dnigiwns 
Kennedy, Captain 
Kennedy, Rev. D. 
Kennedy, Col., Mrs. nnd Miss 
Kennedy, Mr. \V. 
Kent, Sir F. 
King, Miss 

Kelso, Colonel, of Dalkeith 
K el burn e, I^ord 

Landseer, Mr. 
Limond, Mr., R. 

Limond, Provost, Mr. and Miss, of Dalblair 

Lauder, Sir T. D. 

Laurcnson, Mnjor 

Leslie, Colonel and Lady 

Logan, Misses 

Lttirdner, Mr. 

Limilonderry, Marchioness of 
Luke, Mr. 

Lestuwell, Lady and Miss Burke 

Lamb, Sir Charles, Lndy Montgomerie, and 

Mr. Lamb 
Lubeski. Count 
Lizars, Professor 

Maedonnld, J. 

Murgetson, Mr, Mrs., and Miss 
Miinigomerie, Mr., of Belmont 
Mackenzie, Mr. 

Montgomerie, Major and Mrs., of Annick 

Montgomerie, Captain and Mist 

Mncpherson, Major, Mra. and Misses 

M'Taggart, Captain 

Mitchell, Mr., of Frankville 

M'Aulay, Mr. and Miss 

Miller, Mr. and Mi». 

Morris, Captain 

M'Kiiiglil, Colonel 

Maur, Lord Archihald St. 

Martin, Major and Mrs. 

Montgomery, Mr. W. 

Moutgomer}-, Captain 

Maxwell, Captain and Mrs. 

Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. 

Munroe, Sir Thomas 

Maeleod, Mrs. and Misses, of Macleod 

Mnitland, Mr. and Mi»s 

Macallester, Colonel and Mrs. 

Muidstone, Lord 

M-Fadaean, Dr. and Mrs, 

Montgomery, Mr. 

Montgomery-, Mr. C. 

Montrose, Duke nnd Duchess of 

Ma\se, Mr. and Lady Caroline 

Mexhoruugh, Countess of 

M-Downll. Ciptain 

Macdunntd, Hun. J. 

Macdounl. Hon. Mr. and Mn. Grout 

Miller, Mr., of Munkcastle 

Neill, Col., Mn., and Misies, of Swiu- 

Niven, Mr. 
Norie, Mr. and Mra, 
Nisbetl, Mr. T. 
Nixon, Mr. J. H. 

Ogilvic, Sir J. ond I..edy 
Ovens, Mr. 
Oisulton, Lord 

Onslow, Mr. nnd Mn. Arthur 

Parker, Mr. 

Pearce, Mr. and Mn. 

Potcrson, Mr., Mn., and Miss 

Proven, Mr. J. 

Patrick, Mr. and Mrs. T. 

Pollock, Dr. 

Penigny, Count 

Powerscourt, Lord 

Pcttat, Captain 

Purvis, Captain 

Queensbcrry, Lord and I^ady 

Ritchie, Mr. and Mn., of Cloucaird 
Kalslon, Mrs. 
Ross, Mrs, and Mtu 
Ross, Capuin 
Robertson, Mr. 

R.-uikcn, Mr. and Mn., of Drumley 
Kitchie, Rev. Dr. 
Reid, C.iptain 
Ralston, Mr. and Mrs. 
Robinson, Captain 

Rcndlesbam, Lady and Misses Thclluson 
Ricardo, Mr. L. 
Ilnith, Colonel 

RoUo, Hon. Roger, Mrs. and the Misses 

Rishc, Captain and Miss 

Reiliy, Mr., Mm., and the Miues 

Reilly, Mr. John 

R*-illy, Mr. John Temple 

R.-tmsay, Mr., ofBarnton 

Richnrdaon, Rev. John 

Stuart de Rotlisay, I.«rd and Lady, and 

Miss Stuart 
Speirs, Mr. and Mrs. 
Stirling, Mr., Mn., and Miss 
Stewart, iAr. 
Steven, Mr. and Mn. 
Shaw, Mr. and Mn. 
Smitli, Mn. 
Sym, Miss 

Stirling, Mr. and Mn., of Gargunnocli 

Suffolk, Lord and Lady Howard 

Savage, Mr. and Mn. 

Sutherland, Mn. 

Stuart, Lndy and Mi&s 

Strnngeways, Hon, Mr, 

Stirling, Sir J., R,N., and Lady 

Scott, Mr. and Mn. 

Seahnm, Lord 

Seymour, LonI and Lady 

Stanley, Mr. and Mn. 

Stan den. Colonel 

Stevenson, Captain 

Saville, L^dy Sarah 

Shortrede, Captain P. 

Shortrede, Mr. A. 

Scott, Mr. T. R, 

Spackman, Mr. W. F. 

Tcnncnt. Mr. 
Todd, \U\}oi 
Tait, Captain 
Tliomson, CapiAin 
Turnbey, Mr. 
Tullamore, Lord 

Upton, Mr«. and Mtsa 

VUlicn. Hon. F. 
Vnnc, Lord Fnuicii 
VivioD, J. H., Esq. 

Whiteside, Dr. W, 

Whiteside, Dr. and Mn. 

Wallace, Sir M. und Lady 

Wilson, Mr. 

Wood, Colonel 

Wood, Mr. 

Wilson, Professor 

Warner, Dr. 

Walker, William, Esq. 

Willianuon. Mr. 

Warren, Mr. Blair 

Wombwell, Mr. and .Mn. Charles 

White, Hon. Mr. 

Zetland, Lord 

'Mil- opponent knights were ^tati<)nt■d at the extremeties of this arena: — four at one end, and four at tlie other. 'VUo Knitrht Marshal of the 
Lists, Sir Chailes Montolieii Lanih, witli his assistant- marslials, warders, anti a strong escort of men-ut-iirnis, on horseback, took his stition on the 
right of the long f-allery, in readiness to interpose his authority, if need should he for his interference, and to enforce tlie regulations of the combat. 
The knights and cst{uires not engaged in the melee, formed iu groups upon tlie verge of the apportioned ground, and the high functionaries of the 
'rourniinient were all at the respective posts assigned them by the laws of chivalry and the rules of the day. 


Zi)e l)rc5entattoii of U)s UiMQi)U 

' Let wreaths of triiimpli now my temples twine, 
The victor cried, the glorious prize is mine." 

" The people rend the skies with vast ft|)phuisc ; 
All own the chief, wlierc fortune owns the cause." 


' None was disgraced; for falling is no shame; 
And cowardice alone is loss of fame. 
The venturous knight is from the saddle thrown ; 
But 'tis the fault of fortune, not his own. 
If crowds and palms the conquering side adorn." 

" In court whoso demandcs, 

VVhnt dame dotli most excel; 
For my conceit I must ncedcs say, 
Fair Sei/motir bears the bel. 

' Upon whose lively cheekc, 
To prove my judgment true. 
The rose and hllic seeine to strive, 
I'cir ('(luall change of hewe. 

' And therewitliall so well 
llir graces all agree; 
No frowning cheere dare once prcsmne. 
Ill her sweet face to bee." 

I'.KV triumphantly, and like :i stalworth knight, did the uallunt Earl of Eglinton curry liimself in the joust and the mel^e, 
,iTid loud were the acclamations of (he spcctiitors as he rode towards the throne of the Queen of Beauty to receive the 
. ^_ ureath of victory, rendered doubly valuable from beinji presented by the fair hand of the sovereijjn lady of the sports. 

V . I'liis was one of tlie most important scenes in the Tournaiuent, a respite from (he more warlike hibours of the Lists, and 

J>" elegant episode in tlie passa!,'es of arms. The ceremony of tlie presentation of the victorious knight to the lady who 
presided over the martial games was arranged in strict accordance with the practices of tlie more early days of chivalry, notliing was omitted in 
this ceremonial, which was in usage in the days of the ancestors of the noble knights, esquires, danies, and damoiselles assembled, and nothing 
was introduced for which there was not the strictest warrant in tlie records of tin; middle ages. The Plate represents the facts and circumstances, 
the splendour and pomp of this part of the Tournament, with perfect accuracy. The Gothic gallery, in which the throne of the Queen of Beauty 
was erected, forms the back ground of the picture, it was filled by a collection of the rank and beauty of the empire, habited in costumes, by 
which the brilliancy of their charms was, if possible, increased and enhanced, or, rather, set forth more favourably than by tlie modern fashions of 
these days. The etVect was splenditl, delightful to the eye and ravishing to the senses. 

" The looking on would imike old Nestor young." 

In the centre is seen the Lady Seymour, habited in ihc appropriate regal robes of her hiyh estate, and crowned witli the coronet of 
her oilice. 

" Made to engage all hearts and charm all eyes." 

Her ladyship holds the wreath which she is about to bestow upon the Lord of the Tournament. At this moment every eye was bent upon 
the fair monarch of the Lists, and every heart was captivated with her beauty, her grace, her mingled dignity, and atiability of manner. 

" Graced with all that charms the heart, 
Blushing nature, smiling art." 

The presentation is made by the Knight Marshal of the Lists. wUo raises his baton of ortice, and declares to the (^ueen of the Tournament 
the name of the successful champion. 

In the gallerj', besides the ladies attend; nils on the (^ueen of Beauty and the ladies visitors, \c., are seen Lord Bulkelcy and also I'rmce Luui> 
Napoleon Buonaparte, wlio was one of the illustrious guests at r.^liulon Castle duriiii; the whole of the Tournainent, and ilistinguished hiniselC, not 
only by his atiability, companionable qualities, and elegant demeanour, but by lii.s repeated exhibitions of his proliciency in Ihc use of the sworil, 
and in his knowledge of the use of the weapons of the ages of chivalry. The subsequent history of this Prince is in tlie recollection of everybody, 
and whatever may be the political notions of those who have marked his public career, there can be but one opinion of his amiable and admirable 
qualities in private life amongst those who are familiar with his manners and pursuits, ami who were honoured with his society whilst in this 
country. But now — 

" The baifted prince iil honour's Haltering bloom 
Of hasty greatness finds the fulal doom." 

The esquires of the knight and a deputy marshal are on foot. The other persons represented are I.or<l .Saltouii, Lord (ilenlyoii, the Marquess 
of VVaterford, the lion. Mr, .lerningliam, and (Japtaiii Karlie. 

The lower licird.T of (he frame represents archers, reclining Cupids, with bows, arrows, and <|uii ers. 


A tabic riclily sjircul in regal nioile. 

With dishes piled, and meats of noblest sort 

And savour, beasts of chase, or fowl of game, 

In pastry built, or from the spit, or boil'd 

Gris-aniber-stcam'd ; all fish from sea or shore. 

Freshet, or purling brook, of shell or fin, 

And exquisites! name. 

And at a sUtcly sideboard by the wine 

That fragrant smelt diffused, in order stood 

Tall stripling youths rich clad, of fairer hue 

Than Ganymed or Hylas. 

Nymphs of Diana's train, and Naides, 

With fruits and flowers from Amalthea's horn. 

And ladies of the Hesperides, that seem'd 

Fairer than feign'd of old, or fabled since 

Of faery danuels mot in forest wide 

By knights of Logrcs, or of Lyones, 

Lancelot, or Pellcas, or Tellcnorc ; 

And all the while harmonious airs wore heard 

Of chiming strings, or charming pipes, and winds 

Of gentlest gale Arabian odours fann'd 

From their soft wings, and Flora's carhest smells." 


You shall have Rumney and Malmcsyne, 
Both Ypocrassc and Vernagc wync : 
Mountrosp, and wyne of Greke, 
Botli .\lgradc and Respice eke, 
Antioclie and IJastarde, 
Pyment also and Garnade : 
Wyne of Greke and Muscadell, 
Both Clare Pyment and Rochell, 
The reed your stomach to defye. 
And poltes of Osey set you by." 

Sqinni OF LowK Dkork. 

" Tlie banquet and the song — 

The revel loud and long : 
Tliis feast outshone the ban<iuots past." 


' and the strong table groans 

Beneath the smoking sirloin, stretch'd immense 

From side to side, in which, with desperate knife. 

They deep incision make, and talk awhile 

Of England's glory, ne'er to be defaced, 

While hence they borrow vigour : or amain 

Into the pasty plunged." Thomson. 

OR THV of the universal praise bestowed upou : was the Banquet, tluin which nothing could have been imagined more 
splendid in appearance or more admirable in its rangemenLs : it was lield in a large teinporary erection close to the Castle, 
iMuhT the directions of the Messrs. Pratt, l-'roi the Castle to thi.s apartment the passage was from the grand staircase, 
which, with the passage itself, was lit up in th most brilliant style, and decorated with rows of exotic plants, rare shrubs, 
and flowers, 'llie cH'ect was magical, and, a^he guests entered, the whole, from the splendour of the costumes, the 
variety of the decorations, the mingled colours of t!ie bamiers, the gorg)US riclmess of tlie plate, and the brightness dilVused ()n every part by the 
innumerable tapers by which the whole was lit up, gave an idea of the;vels of Taery Land : 

*' Of some gay enures of the element." 

At the end of this noble hall the band of the Second Dragoon Ciuards'as placed, dressed in the costume of the age in which such bantiuet> were 
of more frequent occurrence, and playing some of the best adapted ^ncerted music, under the direction of Mr. Wilman. The t;ibles were laid 
for upwards of four hundred guests, all of whom were served upon lassive silver during the repast, and upon gold during t!ie dessert. The 
most cxcjuisite dishes which the culinary skill of modern days could suly, togetlier with the more antiquated, yet not less costly, viands of the days 
of chivalry, covered the tables. The pasty, the boar's head, the b)n of beef, all were in aid of the lighter entiemets. Wines of all kinds 
sparkled in the cups and glasses. The refinement of modern days wangrafted on the sturdier wassail of the ancestry of those who partook of this 
noble banquet, and formed the grand, imposing, noble, and never-to-1 forgotten reunion of tlie lovely, the exalted, and the brave. 
Amongst the guests were the following, who were located withibe Castle during tlie sports of the Tournament : — 

Merqui-u and Marchioness of Londonderry. 

Lord Scahani. 

Lady Knuicis Vane. 

Lord and Lady Seymour. 

Hon. CfcU Forrester. 

Lard Arcliibald Seymour. 

Mr. Irvine. 

Mr. and Mr*. Grant Macdoual. 
Lord Olid Ltfdy Charlcville. 
Lord Tullamoiv. 
Mr. l*urvi». 

Marqueai of Watcrford, knight. 
J. 0. Fairlie, Esq., knight. 
W. L. Gilinour, K*q., knight. 
Earl of Coaiilli*, knight. 
R. Lvchmcre, Esq., knight. 
Lord Alford, knight. 
Lord Craven, knight. 
Lord Gleidyon, knight. 

Lord Saltoun. 

Sir 1'. Hopkins, knight. 

Marquest of Abercom. 

Lord Cmnstoun. 

Lord Suffolk and Lady Howard. 

Prinec and Prince»s Eaterhazy. 

Lord Archibald Sl Maur. 

Lord Shetland. 

Lord PoweriicourL 

Lord Lcveu. 

Hon. J. Macdonald. 

Prince Louis Napoleon and Aide dc Cai 
Sir Charles Lamb. 
Lady Mont^omcrie. 
Mr. Lainb. 

Uuko and Duehess ul' Montrose. 
Lor<l Chelsea. 
Captain M'Dowull. 

Sir Franei* Head. 

Sir George Hood. 

Lady Glenlyon. 

Miues Murray. 

Sir Hugh Campbell. 

Sir M. Wallace. 

Sir William Dunn. 

Captain IVlUtt. 

Mr*, and Miu Upton. 

Mr., Mr*, and Miss Margeuon. 

Countess Dnwnger of Liitowrl. 

Miu Bushc. 

Mr. Wliitc. 

Lady lU-ndlcsbani. 

Miu 'rhelhiaoiit. 

Lord ivTid l<iidy Dclhavcn. 

Mr. and Mi» Orby Wombwell. 

CuunteM of Mexborough. 

Lady Sarah Savitle. 

iKird and Lndy Stuart de Uotliiay. 

MiM Stuart. 

Mr. and I^dy Jane Hamilton. 

Lieutenant Crawford. 

Lieutenant (iordon. 

Captain Steve luon. 

Mr. and Mr*. Garden Campbell. 

Lord Kelbunie, M.P. 

Colonel Standen. 

Mr. Willinmion. 

Captain Cox. 

Lord and Lady Charloville. 
Viscount Maidstone. 
Viocount Alford. 
ViHCOunt Myestrc. 
I^ady Caroline Maxse. 
J. li. Vivian, E.q., M.P. 

I3ESCH1PTI0N OF PLAIT.— No. XX.— contiki kd. 

The Queon of H.^auly sat on the right lianil of the Lord of the Tournament, by whom she waj lianded to her chair, and on the left hand of the 
n.ililc. kiiiglit sat the Marquess of Lonilonderrj', the King of the 'I'ournament. The rest of the ladies were handed to their respective seats by the 
kniahLs, and sat promiscuously, without any regard to rank, all being considered eqnal. and knighthood being the highest recognised grade on the 
occasion, a practice in strict keeping with the laws of chivalry. 

The noble Lonl of the Tournament, having proposed the health of the " Queen of Beauty," the was hailed with enthusiasm, amidst 
the cheers of nobles, knights, and es(|uires. The King of the Tournament, on behalf of the Queen of Beauty, acknowledged the compliment done 
til thit fair anil noble lady, and proposed the health of Lord (Jlenlyon, which having been received with the honours becoming the occasion, his 
lordship returned thanks. The health of the Lonl of the Tournament was then proposed and received with acclamation, and drunk m a manner which 
evinced at the same time the zeal of the illustrious party for the honour of chivalry, their respect for the noble F.arl, and the full and perfect sense 
they entertained for his exertions in the revival of the ancient Tourney, and the boundless hospitality displayed for the gratification of all who had 
the honour of being his guests. His lordship returned thanks. The ladies shortly afterwards retired, and the knights, havini; ilrailk .-i few more 
toasts, left the banquetting hall to attend their partners in the ball-room. 

The I'late represents this brilliant scene as accurately as the skill of the most accomplished artist can portray. It is, however, scarcely 
possible for the united labours of him who writes and of him who paints to convey to the reader and the spectator an adequate notion of its splendour. 
Those who were present will remember this scene with delight— 

" Olim nieminisse juvabit " 

will be their motto anil their happy privilege. 

Dr.SCUlPTlON OF I'l.A l E— No. XXI. 

" Haste thee, nymph, iuul liriiig witli tli<'c 
JfRt Hiul youthrul Jullity, 
Quips, and cranks, anil wanton wiles. 
Nods, and becks, and wreathed smiles. 
Such ns hang on I lube's check. 
And love to live in dimple sleek ; 
Sport that wrinkle Care derides, 
And Laughter holding both his sides. 
Come, and trip it, :is you go. 
On the light fantastic toe." 


" Fair silver-buskin'd nym])hs. as great and good ; 
I know this quest of yours, and free intent. 
Was all in honour and devotion meant 
To the great mistress of yon princely shrine. 
Whom H'ith low reverence I adore as mine : 
And. with all helpful service, will comply 
To further this night's glad solemnity." 


' Mcthinks 1 hear, methinks 1 see, 
Sweet musicke, wondrous mclodie. 
Rare beauties, gallant ladies shine. 
Whatever is lovely or divine ; 
All other joys to this Jire folly." 

- aloi 

Kni»w they to seize the captivated soul. 

In rapture warbled from love-hreathing lips ; 

To teach the lut*: to languish ; with smooth step. 

Disclosing motion in its every charm. 

To swim along and swell the mazy dance." 

" By day the Tourney, and liy night 
The merry dance traced far and light ; 
The nuis<iuers quaint, the pageant bright. 
The da/zling lamps from gallery gay. 
Cost on the guests a dancing ray. 
Here to the harp did minstrels sing. 
There ladies touch'd a sorter string : 
With long-ear'd cap, and motley vest, 
The licensed fool retailed his jest. 
While some in close recess apart 
Courted the ladies of their heart. 
Nor courted them in vain ; 
For often in the parting hour 
Victorious Love asserts his power. 

' Light was his footstep in the dance. 
And finn his stirrup in the Lists, 
And, oh ! he had that merry glance 
That seldom lady's heart resists : 
Lightly from fair to fair he flew." 

' For revels, dances, masks, and merry hours. 
Fore-run fair love, strewing his way with flowers." 


I Oirril and beauty shone resplentlent in thv varietl costumes of the company, and universal was the admiration expressed at the 
appearance of the hall-room. At one end of this superb apartment was placed a canopy, the draperies of which were disposed 
with i,Teat taste, fringed witli silver; it was surmounted with plumed corouets, as shown in the plate, and lined with cloth of 
iiold, splendidly emblazoned with armorial bearings. Beneath tlie canopy were placed cliairs of state, of the age of Louis XIV., 
and lower on the (h)uble tlatJi were fanteitih. The principal seats were occupied by the Lord of the Tournament, the 
Queen of Heauty and tlie King of the Tourniiment, as described by the artist ; whilst, on the others, were seated many of tlie illustrious guests, and the 
pages of the great functionaries, officers, and ladies. The whole was illuminated by hundreds of tapers, suspended in brilliant chandeliers, and placed 
in antiijue candelabra. Large as was lliis noble room, it was almost crowded with dancers and spectiitors. 'I'he orchestra, which was under the 
superintendence of Mr. Wilman, of London, assisted by Mr. Thomson, of (Uasgow, was admiralily arranged ; it was placed at the side of the ball-room, 
and filled with musicians of Tirst-rate reputiition. 

The dancing commenced at twelve o'clock, and was kept up with the spirit and animation which youtli and beauty reciprocally inspire, the 
company retiring for a short interval into the banquet-room to partake of the refection necessary to support almost continuous exertion. It was five 
o'clock before the termination of the ball, and long had the sun shone forth upon this gay company before all was hushed in the repose w hich was 
to recruit them for fresh pleasures and fresh deeds of knightly pastime. 

In the plate, an accurate representation of the appt-arance of the ball-rctoni at one o'clock is given. On the cxtrenie left, are portraits of 
Mr. Lamb and the Marchioness of Londonderry, wlu) are in conversation. Beneath tlie canopy are portraits of the Karl of I'.glinton, Lady Seymour, 
and the Marquess of Londonderry, and next to them is a portrait of Miss Montgomery. In the back ground are dancers thickly clustered in the 
evolutions of the dance ; and at the foot of tlie dais, in the foreground, a page is seated. Next to the page there is a group of four ; they are portraits 
of Lord Craven, the Marquess of WaU-rford, the Duke of Montrose, and the Marquess of Douglas ; Uie first three are habited in velvet and ermine ; 

DESCRIPTION or PI.ATK— No. XXI.— continued. 

the fourth wears a tunic with belt and da^ijcr. Tiady Saville and Prince Louis Napoleon come next, as waltzers ; then Mr. Ricardo. and Mr. Oilmour, 
who are also waltzing ; and Mr. and Mrs. (iarden Campbell in conversation. 

The fnime of this beautil'til plate represents musicians in ancient costumes, nnd Cupids supporting coronets, and wreathed with roses. 

An account in detail of the .superb costumes in wliich die principal personages, both male and female, present at this matchless festival of 
chivalry were habited at the ball is sul)|oinrd : it will convey some notion of a scene which will live long in the annals of jdl that is great, noble, 
imposing, and magniticent. 


Morning.— Sny« of violcl vt'Ivcl, liaving nriiiDTial bcnniiga 
in front, <inI)liixonc<l in silver on nzurc vclvol; jactjuct of 
mcnivcr, spottotl with cnninci pnrtclet of »ky-bluc satin, 
worked with silver ; mnntle of rich crimson velvet, furn.-*! willi 
nicniv<!r ; gnuntU'ta <.-mbroid<Tcd and fretted with gold ; crown 
of silver, set with rich jewels. 

Evening. — A ftuperb antique hrocade >ilk kirtle, raisi-d 
with silver, gold, and various colours; vest of while velvet, 
with (Icmi-slecveM of silver tissue dumiisk wire; placard of 
gold, set with precinm stones ; sknyne (or veil) of silver cnn- 
vass, and cliaplet of flowers, 


Morning Costume. — Dress of ruby velvet, hnviiig arnioiial 
bearingH on left side, einbluzoned in gold on corn-tlower blue 
velvi't; jneket, bhick velvet, trimmed with menivcr, with 
hanging sleeves fuccd with menivcr ; long tight velvet sleeves ; 
upper part of bodice oniftmented vrith jewels ; mantle of corn- 
flower blue velvet trimmed with menivcr. Ilcad-drcss, a cap 
of blue velvel barred with gold, over which was worn a coronet 
of stune* set in gold. OnuntleU embroidered with gold. 

Evening Costume. — Petticoat of rich cerise velvet, relieved 
by a breadth of silver-watered cloth, richly ornumented with 
precious stones ; jacket of silver cloth trimmed with llusaian 
■able; Imnging sleeves, lined with cerise, and tunied up with 
sable facings; long tight sleeves of silver, faateucd at tlio 
wrist with enieralda and tlinmonds. Ilead>dress, n magniti- 
cenl tiara of diamonds, with pendent veil of silver caiivtus. 
Qauntlettt embroidered with silver. 

A jacket «f ermine, the skirt of violet velvet, with the front 
of sky-blue velvet, on which arc her ladyship's unns richly 
embroidered in silver, and a coronet ornamented wiih jewels. 
This gorgeous apparel was prepared nt Holdcrncssc House, 
under the noble lady's personal direction. 


A riding costume of llic 15th century, composed of a dress 
of n>yiil blue velvet, with hanging sleeves lined throughout 
with rich white uitin, and trimmed with nmt gold ; tight 
sleeves, body and under-robe in gold damos. Head-dress 
of royal blue velvet, ortmmented with precious stones, nnd 
pendent veil embroidered in gold. Mantle of red and blue 
velvet, with arms ombroiiled ; — Quarterly, first and fourth 
axure, three fleurs-de-lis or; second and third gules, tltree 
amulets, or, each adorned with a gem axuro ; the whole within a 
burdurc, or, charged with a tressure flory, counter llory, gules. 

An evening costunte of the same epotiue, composed of rich 
white satin, brocaded in gold and coloured flowers; body 
elegantly trimmed with n gold guipure ; berthe with long 
ends, long hanging sleeves, looped up with cord and tassels in 
real gold, and tight under-sleeves, Head-dress of sky-blue 
velvet, with a quorillc of precious stones, edged with gold 
fringe, with a rieh Urussela veil, fulling gracefully over the 

Another evening eoslume of rich cerise and white damna, 
drv» trimmed round with old point lace, headed by u buoflant, 
open in front, with un under-dress of white stilin, embroidered 
in cherry-colour. Head-dress of guipure lace, tastefully 
adorned with cunieos. 

Morning costume of the I5th century, composed of b dress 
of rieb black velvet, embroidered in gold, with kirile edged 
round u ilh gold fringe ; chemisette of goflered Indian muslin. 


Morning Costume. — Dress of crimson velvet, ivitlk armorial 
bearings on lefi side emblaxoned in gold on blue velvet; 
jacket of emerald gruuii velvet, trimmed with menivcr, will) 
hanging sleeves faced with ineniver; long tight velvet sleeves; 
upper part of bodice ornamented with pK-eiuus stones ; mantle 
of emerald green velvet, trimmed with menivcr. Head-dress, 
a cap of green velvet barred with gold, and coronet of pruciuus 
stones set in gold. Gauntlets embroidered with gold. 

Evening ('oslunie. — Petticoat of rich silver brocade, re- 
lieved by. breadth of sky-blue satin, edged with cerise, and 
festooned with bouquets of precious stones : jacket of ponceau 
velvet, trimmed with meniver blue bodice, and stomacher of 


jewels; hanging sleeves faced with mcniver, nnd long liglit 
blue satin sleeves embroidered with silver. Head-ilress, a 
tiara of precious stones, with pendent veil of silver canvass. 
Gauntlets embroidered with silver. 

Another evening costume in the reign of Henry VHL, 
composed of a mauve velvet surcoat, trimmed with gold lamn, 
conflned round the waist ; with scarf of green and gold; under- 
dress of flvanturine and white satin, trimmed with gold chef. 
Head-dress, a eap of green velvet ornamented with jewels. 

Wore an Bastem costume, which ottracted much attention. 

A rich costume of the corly pari of the 15th century, con- 
sisting of a full robe of black velvet, trimmed with ermine, 
and ornamented with gold, over a petticoat of white satin, 
flowered and embroidered witli gold. Head-dress, a caul of 
crimson velvet, trimmed with gold tissue. 

A black velvet dress (costume, Anne Boleyn^ trimmed with 
pearls nnd cordeliere of th<- same ; under-dress of white svitin, 
bordered with swan's-down, point Isce tucker and ruflles. 
Head-dress of black velvet, and pearls in unison with the 


Morning. — A splendid black velvet dress and train, em- 
broidered with gold; a rich go Id -embroidered petticoat. 

Evening. — Vest of black velvet, with a rieh border of 
diamonds ; silver bodice, and stomacher of diamonds ; turtle 
of antique Venetian silk, brocaded with gold nnd silver ; tiam 
of diamonds. 


Morning. — Rieb crimson velvet jaquet, furred with ermine, 
with gold bodice and stomacher of jewels; kirtle of green 
velvet; partelet of whit<! lawn, embroidered with gold; coif 
of crimson velvet, studded with pearls. 

Evening. — Pink satin " waistcoat," embn>idered with silver, 
with falling sleeves, lined with silver tissue ; kirtle of white 
satin, curiously wrought with silver 1 corse worked witi) gold 
and ornamented with jewels ; veil of silver net. 

A splendid dahlia satin dress, with superb ermine flounce, 
oniamcnted with rich gold ; bodice, cord, and tassel to corre- 
spond. Head-dress of blaek velvet nnd rich gold ; an Indian 
muslin veil, richly embroidered with gold. 

Morning Costume. — A robe, half of light blue and the 
other of silver cloth uf gold ; jacket, half of dork blue velvet, 
and the other of gold cloth de Russe, trimmed with swan's- 
down. A black velvet hat, trimmed with tur(|uoise and 

LADY GRAHAM (or NnnRnnv). 

Morning Dres* (of the time of Henry VIL}— A vest of 
blue velvet, confined round the throat by a splendid gorget of 
jewels ; jacket of crimson velvet, trimmed with sable, the 
hanging sleeves caught up by a badge of jewels, and showing 
the under-slecves of blue velvet wrought with gold ; the front 
of the jacket was united by a bar of gold, closely studded with 
diamonds and mixed jewels; this was worn over a [uirty- 
coloured velvet skirt, the front being blue, on wliich was richly 
embroidered in gold the family crest, " the eagle's wings." 
Her ladyship's mantle was of crimson velvet, lined with white 
sotin, and trimmed with sable, and united across the chest by 
a bar of mixed jewels. Head-dress, violet velvet cap of the 
date uf Henry VII., trimmed with gold, and conflned round 
the head by a beautiful circlet of diamonds. 

Second Morning Dress. — The marriage dnM of Anne 
Uuleyn, in materials and jewellery as splendid as the furmer 
dress; but the splendour and beauty of tlie cap worn with it 
had the greatest ell'ect. 

Evening Dress.— Hobe of green velvet trimmed with 
ermine and jewels; the front of the corsage and round the 
bosom splendidly onuiinented with jewels, nnd hanging sleeves, 
decorated Ui correspond, showed the under-sleeves, of white 
satin, embroidered with gold ; the petticoat of rich antique gold 
brocade, with Hplendid border. The eflVct of this dress was 
greatly beantilied by the large chain of pearls and jewels which 
reached from the waist to the border of the petlicuat. Head- 
dress, cap, ornatuonted richly with diamonds and pearls, and 
a beautiful gold veil, with antique border. 

Second Evening Drcts, — Rich white velvet jacket, trimmed 
withmeniver; hanging sleeves to match, lined with cherry- 
coloured satin, confined by clasps of jewels, and showing the 
under-slecvra of rich white and silver brocade ; the bosom 
and front of the jacket covered with jewellery ; skirt of white 
and silver brocade, worn over cherry -coloured satin, open at 
the side to show the cherry colour, and confined at intervals 
by large clasps of jewels. Hend-dreas, veil of silver net, edged 
with silver fringe, woni with a circlet of diamonds. 


Morning Costume, — A neat kirtle of black velvet, with a 
jacket of the same material, trimmed with white fur. Head- 
dress of black velvet and pearls. 

Evening Costume. — A plain co<itume du bal of rich white 

Dress in the costume of Louis XVL, composed of rich 
eerise brocad<'s; under-dress of white satin, flounced with 
lace; sleeves of white satin intermixed with cerise riband. 
Head-dress, a bouquet of mixed flowers on the left side. 

The same. 

A mciming dress of crimson velvet ii queue ; body, sleeves, 
and skirt ornamented with gold bouquets. Head-dress of gold 
lace and black velvet. Another morning dress of brocaded 
damas, the under-dress in white satin; body and sleeves 
trimmed with guipure lace ; toque of Indian muslin, em- 
broidered in silver. Evening dress of while satin; trimmed 
body, sleeves, and skirt, with dark blue velvet, and silver chef 
chaplet of bluets. 

Evening Costume. — Ponceau velvet jacket trimmed with 
bullion fringe, gold bodice, and stomacher of jewels; hang- 
ing sleeves of velvet, with lung tight sleeves of gold brocade ; 
petticoat of rich silk broeode in colours, with gold brocaded 
breadth, trimmed with bullion fringe. Head-dress of ponceau 
velvet, trimmed witli bullion fringe, and pendent veil of gold 

A morning costume of rich grenat velvet, body and sleeves 
trimmed with gidd lace and fringe ; the under-dress in rich 
satin, brocaded in with a black velvet toque, ornamented with 
pearls. Another morning dress of rich violet satin ; tabiier in 
white satin; body, sleeves, and skirt, trimmed with swan's- 
down; lace ruffles; scarf embroidered in gold. An evening 
costume of rieh satin, brocaded A la Pompadour { body and 
■Iceres trimmed with point lace, resille in pearls. 

A rich dress of the fifteenth century, afler tlie model of 
Margaxel of Anjou. 

A moniing costume dress a queue of rich rose divine 
velvet, hanging sleeves, lined with white satin; body, sleeves, 
and skirt, richly hemmed with old point lace, under-dress of 
white satin, embroidered in gold, with tight sleeves orna- 
mented with gold buttons; chemisette of gutfi-red Indian 
muslin. Evening costume of same reign — a rich groseille 
velvet dress, tabiier in white satin, embroidered in pearls; 
body, sleeves, and skirl, trimmed with old point lace and 
pearls; cordelier nnd ornaments to suit. Head-dress of old 
point lace, elegantly decorated with gold fringe. 

As " Beatrice of Ferrarn," one of the maids of honour to 
the tlueen of Beauty, wore a robe of pink gros de Naples of 
the richest description, having full trimmings of the same mate- 
rial, with ample sleeves, half long, turned back witli rieh point 
lace ruflles in the fashion of the day, with ancient jewelled 
armlet* and bracelets. The whole style of the dress in the 
costume of Henri Uuatre. It set ofl" the wearer to great 
advantage. A ball-dress in costume of very rich white satin, 
with a silver and en-pe lisse trimming, with silver togs. The 
berthe and ruflles of rich point lace, the stomacher covered 
with silver. 'I'he head-dress, a golden fillet with jewels; nlso 
a ball-dress in the costume uf St. Louis ; a jacket of pale blue 
velvet, lined throughout with while satin, closely fitting at the 
waist, embroiden'd with a ileep border in silver; blue velvet 
open sleeves, embroidered in silver, with uiider-sloeves of white 
satin, liaving deep double rulfles of ancient point lace; an 
under-dress uf rich white satin, with a Gothic trimming. The 


hcad-dma, tTcry small blue velvet cap, embroirfcn-d in »ilvcr, 
ntUiciicd to the head willi a silver nrrow. A beautiful bntl- 
drws of crcpc Ii«e, over white Mtin, full trimmed willi nilver 
lace; over tliis a tunic of rrrpe Umc, over white Mtin, richly 
trimmed with silver. The head-drea. a turban embroidered 
in pold and imitation flonei. Thi» cla»»ical drr« was in the 
Greek ctxilumo. 


A mnming costume cif »k_v-blu* Mtin ; dreaa tablier in 
while snlin, trimmed round with swiin's-ilown ; hanging ■Iceves 
lined with white Mtin, and trimmed with swan's-down; black 
velvet tnque, tastefully ornnmcnted with pearU. Evening 
dreaa of white aatin. trimmed with cerise velvet and gold. 
Head-drew of cerise velvet with white aigrette, and gold bows 
and fringe ends. 

Evening Costume. — Jacket of scarlet and gold brocnde, 
trimmed with buUion fringe, hanging sleeves of green anil 
gold, Indian barbes; h>ng tight sleeves of white satin; sto- 
roaclier of ditto, covm-tl with enamels; petticoat of white 
satin, trimmed with green and gold barbes, edged with cerise 
velvet. Head-drew of cerise velvet, vrith while aigrette and 
gold bows and fringe ends. 

A riding costume of the fifteenth eenturr, compowd of a 
dreas of rich black velvet, lined throughout, and hanging sleeve* ; 
a kirtle of the same, trimmed round with ermine. Tasteful 
head-dress of black velvet, and pcarU, in unison with the rest 
of the costume. An evening dress, composed of rich while 
satin : body, sleeves, and akirt trimmed with black velvet, and 
ornamented with pearls. Head-dress, a wreotb of ruics. 

Evening. — Green velvet jacquet, richly ornamented with 
gold ; bodice of gold set with jewels ; gown of rich green and 
silver brocade, with kirtle of white gold and satin; chnplet of 
roaeSj and gold veil. 

A riding costume of the fifteenth century, composed of 
rich emerald velvet, with hanging sleeves, lined with while 
satin, edged round with gold, tighl under-sleevea of white 
satin, fastened with gold buttons. I lead-dres* of white velvet, 
embroidered in gold, with long veil embroidered in gold. 
Evening dress of rich white satin, brocaded in gold en tablier, 
trimmed with several rows of wide gold fringe; hanging 
sleeves, trimmed with gold fringe; body, sleeves, and skirt, 
trimmed with bouffant in India muslin embroidered in gold. 
Hcad-ilrc«s of cerise velvet, ornamented with gold fringe, and 
coronet nf precioun stones set in gold. 


A rich, antique jacket, brocaded black and gold, trimmed 
with ermine ; long tight sleeves of the same, the seduinantes of 
cerise silk, trimmed with ermine. Shirt of muslin, fitting eloM 
to the throat. Skirl of corise-coloured silk. A superb mantle 
of pale apple-sreen, trimmed with broad gold, fastened in front 
by gold cord and tassel, but falling open. Head-dress, a 
pointed cap of itnii<iuc fashion, compiwed of ceriic and green 
satin, tunied up with ermine. Evening he*d-dress, a coronet 
of gold, spiked with magnificent pearls. 

Among the many most gorgeoun dresaes each lady exhi- 
bited daily nt ihc Tournament, lhe*e were noticed a* particu- 
larly graceful ; though many other*, elsewhere mentioned ; 
many omitted, not less merit l« be recorded. Among other 
very rich and heautiful dresses, which, as peculiarly adapted 
to the occasion, excited ndmimtion, was n very rich dress of 
pale blue satin, having a deep border of aneienl point laee 
round the petticoat, trimmed with knots of blue riband, with 
a riote-fitting bodice and stomucher with point lace ; slashed 
open sleeves, with very full under-»lecves of crepe lisse, in the 
costume of Rubens. A black velvet hat, with large Iloman 
pearls, point lace, and plume of white ostrich feathers in the 
same costume. 

A black velvet dre«s la Marie Stuart, full trimmed with 
large Roman pearls, and an ancient cordcliere of the same, 
having an under-dress of white utin, also full trimmed with a 
Gothic bordering ; the bodice close fitting, with a full point 
lace rulf; the double sleeves of black velvet lined with white 
satin, and trimmed with large Roman pearls and point lace 
ruffles. Head-dress corresponding. 

The coiffurrs suitable to other beautiful dresses were gor- 
geoun turbans, composed of gold point lace of the most curious 
and exquisite description. 

Unirifttg, Icsquircs. nnb Visitons. 



Kichly equipped in a casMick of emerald velvet, beautifully 
braided with gold, and trimmed with ermine. A brilliant 
collection of stars was diiplayed on liis left breast, and the 
collar of the Order of the Bath was also woin by his \A.m\- 
ship. A diadem, surrounded by u cap-like covering of crimsuu 
velvet, with n large cluster of diamonds in the centre, Itools 
(•r crimson velvet, coming up to within a short distance from 
llie knee, trimmed at the top with n goldgymp Ince. 

The Marquess wore the same spk-ndid costume in the even- 
ing, with the excejition of the full velvet muntle. 



Hobed in a cassock of rich black velvet, beneath which was 
a erimsion satin shirt, confined at the waist by a crimson sword- 
belt, braided with gold ; a mantle of puce velvet, trimmed 
with sable, covered the shoulders and back ; a puce velvet cap, 
with a white ostrich feather, fastened by three costly jewelled 

Evening. — A rich violet velvet tunic, bound with sable ; a 
cloak of black velvet, bordered with sable; hose of violet silk, 
and russet boots, reaching near to the knee. 



A demi-suit of black armour, exquisitely embossed with 
gold and silver, covered by a surcoat, on which wer« the arm* 
of the Lambs and Montgomories richly emblazoned. 

Evening Costume. — A sky-blup silk velvet doublet, with 
full trunks, the doublet and sleeves slashed with white satin, 
and the bands braided with gold ; a belt of crimson velvet, 
and scabbard covered with the wune nialvrial, richly braided 
with gold; tighl flesh silk hose, with blue kid ankle-boots, 
ornamented with gold braid. 



A rich knight's costume of the fifteenth century ; a short 
tunic of dark blue velvet, embroidered round the bottom with 
a motto, " Gardez-bitn" ticur-de-lis, and an amulet, in gold ; 
the sleeves of rich cloth of gold ; white silk hose ; ankle-boots 
of blue and yellow kid, braided with gold. 


A knight's costume of the time of Eliiubeth, of crimson 
velvet trimmed nn<l puffed with black, and richly embroidered 
wilh >ilver. 


An Elixabetlian costume, made of rich tartan velvet 
(Athole and Murray), embroidered with gold; cap of the 
same ; white silk hose. 

Evening Costume. — A French blue silk velvet cassock, with 
long pointed sleeves, reaching below the knees, exquisitely 
braided and laced with silver ; » dark blue satin shirt, con- 
fined at the neck by a silver band ; cap of blue velvet, with a 
blue and white feather, cloitped wilh n small aigrette of 
diamonds; ankle-hoots, extravagiuilty pointed at the lues, 
embroidered with silver tliread. 

Evening Costume. — A costume decour of the time of Eliza- 
beth, of a costly white cloth, superbly trimmed wilh a narrow 
gold lace, covered by a mantle or small cloak of blue silk 
Velvet, lined with silk and braided wilh gold ; an antique gold 
chain hung round the neck; cup of blue velvet, wiih a party- 
coloured feather of while and red. 

CuHlume, embroidered with fleur-de-Us, and the Hadding- 
ton knot of crimson velvet, trimmed with gold; silver em- 
broidered sleeves; and will tc hose of the sixteenth century. 

Evening Ct»tume (date fifteenth century). — A msgnificent 
cataock of crimson and blue velvet, with vest and full trunks 
of same, richly braided with gold; a loose cloak with large 
sleeves, embroidered with gold ; cap of crimson velvet. 

Evening Coslume. — A rich scarlet velvet tunic, with 
pointed sleeves, reaching within a short distance of the knee, 
braided with gold trimming; cap of scarlet velvet, with a red 
and white feather ; a massive gold chain was suspended round 
the neck; ankle-boots of red leather, braided with gold. 

Knight's costume of the fifteenth century ; o black velvet 
tiinic, embroidered with white roses, the sleeves of scarlet and 
gold embroidery; a crimson velvet belt, embroidered with 
the white nise, and motto, " Une Healt," in gold; lilac silk 


Morning Costume. — A highly polished steel cuinus, over a 
leather jacket, trimmed with crimson satin; a stecl-vixorcd 
helmet, with a high plume of while feathers; white silk hose, 
and russet boots. 

Evening Costume. — A short cassock of dark green velvet, 
with thirl and sleeves of crimson uitin ; a sword-belt or girdle 
of gold confined tlie waist ; cap of crimson velvet, wilh a yellow 
feather fastened by a jewelled aigrette, falling gracefully over 
the left side ; flesh-silk hose, Willi high boota, turned over red, 
and bound with gold lace. 

Evening Coslume. — A rich costume of the fifteenth cen- 
tury, of crimson velvet, sleeves lined with white satin, and 
trimmed with gold fringe ; mantle of violet silk velvet, bordered 
wilh sable fur. 

Morning Costume.— A beautiful Highland dress ; jacket of 
green velvet, mounted with chased silver buttons; tartan and 
philibeg of the Hamilton plaid, wilh " a gude claymore down 
by his side." 

Evening. — A costume of the time of Henry VUL, of scarlet 
velvet, embroidered with gold ; a cloak of the same colour, 
lined with white satin ; white silk hose, and scarlet ankle-boots, 
braided witli gold. 

Morning Coitume. — A splendid Highland costume, richly 
mounted; tartan, the Royal Stuart. 

Evening. — Magnificent Venetian costume of black velvet. 

A knight's costume ; the vest of rich scarlet velvet, pufTed 
with white satin, and trimmed and embroidered with silver; 
Irunks of tlio same; a cloak of scarlet satin, richly embroidered 
wilh gold, and trimmed wilh enninc ; while silk hose. 


An Elizabethan costume of scarlet velvet, embroidered 
wilh gold ; white silk hose ; scarlet cap and plume. 


Morning. — A plain Highland costume of mixed plaid. 

Evening Costume. — A green velvet tunic wilh a broad collar, 
turned over with while satin, and trimmed with fur ; flesh- 
coloured silk hose, wilh high shoes, hcautiruUy braided. 



Morning Costume. — A cassock of whito kerseymere, 
trimmed with blue velvet ; cap the same, with a white feather. 

Evening. — A tunic of emerald silk velvet, date the filleenth 
century, coming up close to the neck; across his shoulders 
hung negligently a gold chain of great value, the whole of 
the dress being bonlcred wilh a bullion lace; rap of green 
velvet braided with gold, and a crimson feather placed care- 
lessly on the left side. 

Evening Costume. — A costume of an early date, of scarlet 
velvet, bordered with ermine round the boilom and arm-holes; 
sleeves and vest of gold tissue; white silk hose, with white 
kid ankle-boots, braided with gold. 


Morning and Evening Coslume. — A light green fine clolh 
vest and tunic, trimmed wilh gold lace, over which was a 
cuirass of black armour, wilh gorget elaborately embossed 
wilh gold and silver; shirt and sleeves of crimson satin, con- 
fined at the neck and ^vrists by small hands of gold lace ; 
high boots, tunied over with white squares ; helmet of same 
emboMcd armour, with a full green and red feather. In the 
evening costume the cuirass and helmet were displaced, and 
instead of high boots the noble Viscount wore ankle-boots. 

Evening Costume. — A dark blue cassock, open in front, 
and faced with while satin, with light sleeves of a gold-ligurcd 
material ; cap of blue velvet, trimmed with gold braid ; hose 
of flesh-coloured silk, with shoes of blue velvet, braided with 

Morning and Evening Costume, — A short doublet of hair- 
brown velvet, of the time of James L, confined at the waist 
by a broad black belt; the front crossed by stripes of blue 
gros de Naples ; across the shoulders a scarf of sky-blue satin, 
tied in a knot on the left hip; high bbck boots, turned over 
with blue leather; cap of brown velvet and blue feathers. 

Morning Costume. — A rich <lres» of white satin, trimmed 
with small bunds of crimson velvet and gold, covered by a 
mantle of scarlet velvet, trimmed with silver lace, and hned 
with white sarsenet ; hose of crimson sitk, hoots of blue kid, 
richly embroidered with gold and coloured silk ; cap of black 
velvet, with a white feather. 

Evening Costume. — Tunic uf black silk velvet, collar 
turned over with white satin ; sleeves and vest of silver tiaiue, 
with Oio crest of the Marquess of Walerford embroidered in 
coloured silks. 

An archer's costume of the fifteenth century. 

An esquire's costume of the time of Elixaboth, of whito 
cachemere, trimmed with gold, slashed and pulTcd with yellow 
satin ; yellow sntiu cap and white pluinc. 

DESCHIITION OF IM.ATE^No. X\ I.- conte n ir f.d. 


CSqulllK TO KMOllT OF OAEl,. 

A co»tuine of the fifteenth ccntuiy; elnrk f^rvn velvet 
lunic, wilh >Icov« of criimon luid gold embroidery ; veil of the 
•nme ; crinuion velvet cop nnd plutno of dark blue fenlhcrt ; 
white ailW ho§o nnd puqtle velvet bouLu, with lonf( pointed 

J. ilALFOini, ESQ. 


Tlic lamc. 

Ai) iiTcher's coatiimc of the fifteenth eentiiry. 

Evening Cuilume.— A green velvet cauock, wilh long 
pointed sleeves, lined with while saraenet, richly trimmed 
with gold ; B pouch of crinmon velvet banging from his sword- 
belt, oniiimenti-d with ^old braid: cap uf green velvet, with 
i\ while oitrieh feather, fnstcned on the left iide hy n jewelled 


Was attired in a rich puce silk velvet aurcoal, open at the 
hipii, elegantly embroidered with gold, nnd pulled nt the 
shoulder and elbow with white satin, confined by narrow 
bauds of gold lace; veal or ihirt of iplendid figured velvet; 
a tinnll cloak of black velvet, braided profuiely wilh gold; a 
hruad sword-belt of crimson velvet; black boots, turned over 
with puce, and fringed with gold; hose of black silk. 



A co«lumc of blue velvet, slashed with gold-coloured satin, 
nnd embroidered with gold. 


F.SQl'ine TO Till: l.oni) or the TOUnSAMFNT. 

The same. 



The same. 



A black velvet tunic, with broad white sAtin collar, tlie 
■leevcs slashed and putfed with white, iuid trimmed with deep 
silver lace; an under-vest of silver; black velvet hat, trimmed 
wilh silver; plume of whiU' feathers; and bluek and white 
striped hose. 



A scarlet tunic, trimmed with ermine ; sleeves ilojthcil witli 
white satin, and oriiamented with gold gymp lace ; tight silk 
pantaloons, with low boots braided with gold. 


The Mine. 



Evening Costume. — A crimson velvet doublet, embroidered 
with silver, from which issued sleeves of a costly material, of 
silver and various coloured silks, wrought into floral figures ; 
cap of crimsan velvet, stashed wilh white sutin. 



The same. 



An esquire's eustume of the fifteenth century, consisting of 
a tunic of dark blue velvet, embroidered with gold; crimson 
Velvet sleeves, wilh bnmb of lace ; crimson velvet cap and 
blue plumo; crimson hose. 



The same. 


rsquiUE TO tub KNKillT op THE GOLDEN LION. 
The same. 



A costume of the time of Henry Vlll., of black velvet, 
slashed and puffed with black satin; black silk hose; black 
velvet hat and plume. 

C. CORltY, ESQ. 


A scarlet velvet tunic, embroidered with gold*; wliite Mtin 
tlecvcs, embroidered ; scorlct velvet luid satin cup ; white hose. 



The same. 



An Elizabethan costume of blue velvet and while satin, 
embroidered wilh silver; blue velvet cloak, lined with crimson ; 
blue cap and plume of white feathers; wbitv silk hose. 



The same. 



Evening Costume. — A French blue velvet cassock, trimmed 
with silver g>'inp lace, the collar turned over with white 
Mtin ; cop of blue velvet, slashed or puffed wilh white satin, 
nnd uriiamenteil with a blue and white feather, fastened by 
II jewelled clasp. 



Blue velvet lunic, embroidered with silver ; vest of silver 
embroidery ; blue cap and while plume ; while silk hose. 



Evening Costume. — A black velvet cassock, with the 
collar turned over with white satin, with a vest of silver tissue ; 
sleeves slashed wilh white satin ; cap of black velvet, puQed 
with white satin, having a white feather placed gracefully over 
the IcR side. The whole dress trimmed with silver gymp lace. 

An Eliiabolhan costume of rich satin and white caehcmere, 
trimmed nnd embroidered witli silver ; cap of pink velvet and 
plume of white fcatbcn. 

An archer's eovtume of the fifteenth century. 


The same. 


Tlic same. 


The same. 



Green velvet, embroidered with gold, of the sixteenth 

A rich doublet of black silk velvet, slashed with crimson 
snlin. edged with gold lace; cop of black velvet, pulTcd with 
crimson satin and escaloped with same, with a white feather; 
largo banging sleeves, doubled with crimson satin, richly em- 
broidered : tight sleeves and vcsU, light blue silk, figured 
and embroidered in gold ; white satin shirt, worked with gold 
flowers and plaited ; belt and *cnbbanl, black velvet, worked 
with gold oak-Kaves ; magnificent gold chain and jewel ; hose, 
on ditferent evenings, of crimson, white, light blue silk ; 
ankle-boots, turned over wilh crimson silk ; or slippers, black 
velvet, much pointed, embroidered with gold; gsunlleU, 
white kid, gold-worked and fringed. 


A costume of rich mnrone velvet ; the vest puffed witli 
white utin, and embroidered with gold ; trunks of the some, 
olasbed wilh white, with an edging of gold-lace ; n cap same 
colour, and plume of white feathers. 

A costume of ihe fifteenth century, of light blue velvet, 
embroidered with silver and trimmed with ermine, the sleeves 
of rich embroidery; a light blue velvet cap, faced witli whitv 
aatin, and trimmed wilh silver; plume of whil« feathers. 

An archer's costume. 


The sanw, 

The same. 

In the costume of Fiu-Janies. 

I» the Scotch costume of the fourteentli century, in & 
dress of silk plaid, with a piece-velvet cloak, trimmed willt 
bullion gold; a cap to correspond, nitli white plumes ; while 
silk bosc ; wilh biukim and spurs. 


P T^S^RKii ^""'^ 'rdurnainenl, a pii^cant which, wliotlier wc consider tlie elegance- and beauty of its design or the 

JL-'V '^T^BM I "lagniliccnce of its execution, may fairly be said to Imve eclipsed all others of modem date. Years have passed, and i^cnerationN 
pWi^^^^^^ have risen, tlourished, and decayed in the long space of time which intervenes between the hist chivalric exliibition In the reign 
r ^ ^ ' "'^ Tudors, and this resuscitation of such gaUant sports and pastimes; and years may, perliaps, again elapse, before a 

ikf^^^ASftl nobleman so well qualilied as the Earl of I'-glinton, to preside over, arrange, and direct, by his knowledge, enterprise, and skill, 
sucli joyous and >uch martial games, shall hereafter be found to upliold them by his munificence and noble bearing : those, then, who were present at 
this great festival and " passage of arms,'* may well congratulate themselves on their good fortune. It was not a sigiit of every day's occurrence, nor 
an ordinary incident which they were privileged to behold, nor a mere spectacle of lavish expense, which any ricli man may command, and of which 
the i-ecollection is scarcely longer than tlie event. This '* Tournament" was a grand moving picture of the history of the valorous days of Europe. A 
living representation of the manners, modes, fasliions, and thouglits of those who played, in their times, the groat parts on the theatre of the world, 
and whose example it would be well for the present generation if, in many instjinces, it were more respected and imitiited. 
'I'lie knights and esquires of Poictiers, Agincourt, and Cressy, are no more : 

" Their swords are rust, 
Tlic'ir bones are dust. 
Their souls are willi tlic Lord we trust." 

Nevertheless their memory' survives tlie destruction of tlie tomb, and their virtues still shine dimly through the obscurity of time, ilirccting (hose who 
inherit their names to emulate their great and glorious actions. He, then, who by the removal of such obscurity, has enabled their descendants to 
more clearly behold their worth, and more accurately to estimate their characters, has well perfornu'd the part of a noble of high rank and Hneai^e, by 
encouraging the cultivation of generous sympatiiies in the breasts of his cotemporaries, and by allording the present race of the nobility of Kn^land a 
pnictiad lesson of pristine dignity and ancient virtues. To this praise is tlie Earl of Eglinton entitled. His lordship lias, in the words of tlie most 
remarkable man of the present <lay, on a ditlerent occasion, " read a great moral lesson," not, perhaps, thought of at the moment it was niven, but 
which can scarcely fail to be productive of good fruits. 

Edward HI. was well aware of the eH'ects which were produced by Tournaments, and such like valorous displays, on tiie minds and 
characters of those who took part in them, and of those by whom they were beheld. That monarch had, besides the mere ostentation of the spectjicle, 
and tlie amusement and excitement of the moment, ulterior objects in contemplation. His intention was to form the minds and manners of his 
subjects to patriotic and national symphatliie's, to instil principles of honorable feeling, and to beget devotion to the public good. It was for this 
purpose that he celebrated so fretjuently the Tournaments with wliicli liis reign abounded, and it may fairly be concluded, admitting the discrepancy 
of the manners of his days from ours, that even, in the nineteenth century, a great deal of what was beneficial to our ancestors may, witli e(|ual 
benefit, be repeated for our edification. A brief notice of the character of his reign we extract from Thomas \\ arton, a faitliful clironider of the events 
of tliose days. 

*' Edward tlie Tiiird (says this writer) was an illustrious example and patron of chivalry. His court was the theatre of romantic elegance. ] have examined the 
annual rolls of his wardrobe, which record various articles of costly stuffs, delivered occasionally for the celebration of his Tournaments; such as standards, pennons, 
tunics, caparisons, with other splendid furniture of the same sort ; and it appears that he commanded these solemnities to be kept with a magiiifieencc superior to tiiat of 
former ages, at Lichlield, IJury, Guildford, Eltham, Canterhurj-, and twice at Windsor, in little more than the space of one year. At his triuinpIiHut return from Scotland, 
he was met by 2.30 knights at Dunstable, who received their victorious monarch witli a grand exhibition of these martial exercises. He established, in the castle of 
Windsor, a fraternity of twenty-four knights, for whom he erected a round table, mth a round chamber, still remaining, according to a similar institution of King Arthur." 

This shows the interest which one of the greatest monarchs of England took in these sports, which, in our day, the Earl of Eglinton has 
attempted to revive, and will serve to remove the objections which the narrow views of mere utilitarians have made to his exertions. 

On this head, we can scarcely do better than extnict the words of a Morning .lournal, which makes these observations on this great 'I'ournament 
at Eglinton : — 

" The attempt to revive, at the present day, tlie chivalrous pastime of ' the Tonrnamciit,' lias been deriiled by the cold ' pliilosophy' of a nioney-gettiiig, utihtariau 
age. Yet, let us ask, are the mass of the people happier because ' tlic iige of chivalry is past,' and, in what was once ' nierrie Kngland,' the sordid, heartless, sensual 
doctrines of utilitarianism have triumphed over sentiment, and nearly extinguished the fine impulses and generous instincts of man's nature ? 

" Chivalry divorced from the feudal system, of which it was the graceful accompauiincut and softening influence, may be thought to be altogether out of place and 
out of season. What is there in our advanced state of civilization, it may be asked, which can make it desirable to re-introduce its forms and usages, — the inventions of 
ages comparatively illiterate? We answer that, though the feudal system has vanished, the spirit that ti-mpered its despotism, — that mitigated its ferocity, — that, in an 
age of comparative darkness, restrained the arm of saviige violence, and led power captive in the silken cliains of woman's finest influence, may not be without an object 
to operate upon, and a field for the exercise of its noblest powers. 

*■ If the feudal power was fierce, and rude, and lawless, until chivalry came to subdue its passions beneath the yoke of an artificial refinement, is not the utilitarian 
age grovelUng, mean, and sordid, ami does it not require some counteracting influence, — some elevating and inspiring sentiment, — to redeem its character from the debasing 
bondage of that material 'philosophy' under which the manly virtues, and all those generous energies that exalt and adorn humanity, are fast perishing from the soil of 
England, where they once flourished in such vigorous luxuriance f 

" Is not such a condition of society tending rapidly to realize the melancholy prediction of the jioet (Joldsmitli, who, with the proplielic eye of genius, foresaw the 
national degeneracy which the present system, then only beginning to develop itself, would eventually produce : — 

' A lime may come, when, 8tripp'd of nil Iter dianiu, 
The land of Kholan und the nufK' of ormi, 
Whirrr noble ■tvms trniiMnil ihc patriot fljiinc, 
Where kiugs hove toil'd, mid pocu wrote, fur fmiie, 
One link of level avarice kliull lie, 
And Kbolan, ftoldicrt, kings, unlionour'd die.' 

" Of all systems of tyranny, a plutocracy is the most cruel, selfish, and grinding. It is, therefore, that our utilitarian 'philosophers' admire a money government ; 
f«ir tlicy arc cold-hearted and unfeeling sensualists, who trample the poor in the dust, and rail at the aristocracy of birth, because it is associated with generous, elevating, 
and heroic recollections. They despise, or affect to despise, the patriot passiou which makes a man prefer his own country, its interests, and its glory, to all otiiers 
because that passion, whatever it may be, is not u selfish one. To those who have no directing power but selfishness, it costs no struggle of intelleet to get rid of the 


generous nttnclimcnt, or prejudice, or wliatever it is, to one's country. Their cosmopolitism is l)iit tlic absence of manly Hjnupathv — hut tlie neftatiou of heart jii^t 

as Intitudinnrinnisin in religion is not a triumph of charity, but a result of cold iiidifluronce. 

" How can such persons understand the feeling of the Bard, when, in the fervour of a patriot's enthusiasm, he exclaims. — 

• O, Cnlcdonin ! mrm itnA wild ! 
Mt'ct n\ir%e for a poetic child; 
Lnnd of brown lipalli and slin;;!^' wood, 
I.niid of the moiiiiiniii and ih<- flood — 
I.iiiul of my «iri*)i— wlint inorial liaiid 
Shnll c'. r tiiuii- tlic fiHAl band 
Tlint binds mc to llic ni^^-d strnnd ?* 

'• Iliid that Bard himself, the learned, graceful, and impassioned poet of chivalry, lived to see the Tournament revived on the soil of his beloved Caledonia, how 
would he have welcomed, with the fivscinatinp strains of his magnificent genius, the revival of the chivalrous splendours of the ' olden time." Then, perhaps, another Canto 
would have been added to the ' Lay of tlic Last Minstrel.' Kvcn in the feebleness of old ago such an event would 

' Hiivc liftHtcd up lii« fflded eye 
With nil H poet'* cwlncy.' 

" To view the ' Tournament' merely in the light of a manly exercise and pastime, is it not one which deser\'cs the encouragement of those who are admirers of 
recreations which strengthen, instead of enen'ating, the human frame, and teach the noble combination of hardihood of spirit and gentleness of character ? What can 
be more masculine, adroit, and graceful, than the action and riiling of a well-accomplished knight in the enteqirise and evolutions of the Tournament .' As an exhibition 
of mere animal dexterity and prowess, it is a most interesting spectacle; hut wlien tliere is added tc» all that, the indispensable accompaniment of the presiding charm of 
beauty, and the virtuous influence of woman, all civilized men must admit that the interest of the spectacle is greatly enhanced. Even the mighty genius of Milton did 
homage at the throne of tlie ' Queen of Beauty,' wlu-n he sang of tlu- scenes 

' Where Indies' eye* 
ILiin'd influence, nnd judged the priac 
Of wit or arms, where nil contend 
To win her smile whom all commend.' 

" The scene of the Tournament was graced by the fairest women of Scotland, and among them was the noble mother of the chivalrous host. It is not one of the 
least recommendations of such a scene that it cannot be considered complete without the presiding attractions of the fair sex. And, surely, in all times and countries 
there has been no such incentive to deeds of high emprise and honourable estimation as the virtuous influence of women. 

" The last gleams of chivalry were shed upon a ' maiden reign." The fatlier of KUzaheth trod the ' field of the cloth of gold ;' and that great Princess spoke as 
with the lion-hcart of real knighthood (if we can apply that word to a woman) when she rode on her splendidly caparisoned steed to Tilburj- Fort, and, in addressing her 
troops while the armada of Spain, then the greatest nation of the earth, threatened her kingdom with extinction, spoke of ' the foul scorn that Spain and Parma should 
dare to invade her dominions.' But although the age of chivalry may be said to liave expired with a maiden reign, let us hope that the attempt which has been made to 
revive this most manly and beautiful spectacle, may meet with encouragement and success in the reign of our most illustrious Queen and lier Itoval Consort, wlio. bv the 
bright example of their domestic virtues, have given ii tone to society of the liighost possible refinement, and reflected, on the national character and manners, a lustre far 
exceeding that of any of her predecessors. We should then find that if ever a powerful enemy should again attempt our shores, England would be in a proud position for 
triumphant resistance by having a nobility not lapped in enervating pleasures, and debased and enfeebled by luxurious indolence, but trained in athletic and mjisculinc 
exercises, inured to danger, and inspired with that high feeling of honour which caused chivalry to be, of old, ' the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enteri>risc.' 

And here must end our notices of tliis great pnssage of arms. That these are hardly conimensunite with the diijnity and splendor of the 
events they have attempted to record, we are fully aware; but we can hope, with confidence, that tliey will lead our readers to consult the records of 
former and more able chroniclers of ancient Tilts and Tournaments, that will excite cunosity and create a taste for research. M e have written down 
what we saw, and what we know — if not with judiimcnt, at least with fidelity ; we have recounted no fabulous romance of our own inuiiiination. but 
have di'Iailed the facts and circumstances of whicii we were the witnesses, and in the pleasures of which we found participation and delii:lil. 


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